M.A. On Campus

Choral Studies

Dublin City University

24 months
7400 EUR/year
3600 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MA in Choral Studies from Dublin City University is the first programme of its kind in Ireland. It offers an unrivalled opportunity to engage with the interpretation of choral repertoire from historical and contemporary contexts, and to create and perform new music under expert guidance.


In this MA in Choral Studies from Dublin City University, you will explore:

  • Choral conducting and choir leadership
  • Composing for choirs
  • Historical approaches to choral music
  • Cultural policy and the arts sector
  • Programme Aims and Objectives

    Through this programme, students will acquire an advanced level of knowledge, understanding, and skills in the areas of historically informed choral interpretation, composition for choirs, leadership in choral performance and vocal technique, stylistic ensemble singing, editing, analytical score preparation, and the arts sector in Ireland. 

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Conducting, Interpretation and Style 
    • Choral Music: Historical and Analytical Approaches
    • Composition for Voices 
    • Creative Approaches to Text
    • Choral Contexts: National Infrastructure for the Arts
    • Choral Leadership

    Key information


    • Part-time
      • 24 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    120 ECTS


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • Recognised honours primary degree (Level 8) in Music, or in which Music is a subject, with a minimum of Second Class Honours.  
    • Recognised honours primary degree (Level 8) in another discipline, with supporting evidence of competence in Music, such as Grade 8/Diploma in instrumental/vocal studies, Grade 5 theory (ABRSM), and vocal/choral experience appropriate to commencing a Level 9 programme.  
    • Practitioners in the fields of conducting and composition who do not meet these prerequisites will be invited to submit a curriculum vitae and details of competence in music (as above), and may be asked to participate in an interview.

    Tuition Fee

    To alway see correct tuition fees
    • International

      7400 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 7400 EUR per year during 24 months.
    • EU/EEA

      3600 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 3600 EUR per year during 24 months.

    Living costs for Dublin

    1100 - 1800 EUR /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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