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Ritual Chant and Song, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Limerick, Ireland
The MA in Ritual Chant and Song at University of Limerick is a one-year, full-time programme in ritual vocal repertoires, contextualised by a programme of study in ritual theory and liturgical history.

Overview

The Ritual Chant and Song programme offered at University of Limerick specialises in vocal repertoires including Western plainchant and Irish traditional religious song, as well as a variety of world ritual vocal repertoires. Vocal development is facilitated through one-to-one, weekly vocal classes, as well as master-classes with internationally renowned performers.

The programme is offered in association with the Benedictine community at Glenstal Abbey.

Objectives:

  • To provide a specialist, vocal training in ritual repertoires, particularly Western plainchant and Irish traditional religious song, contextualised by the study of liturgical history and ritual theory.
  • To develop a research foundation for the interdisciplinary study of music, performance, theology and anthropology of ritual.
CareersThe prime focus of the course is the development of performers so many past students have gone on to develop careers as traditional musicians. However students have used skills acquired through this MA in a number of other fields including education (at primary, post-primary, secondary and tertiary levels), technology, arts management, etc.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ritual Chant and Song Practicum 
  • Materials, Methods and Context for Western Chant 
  • Introduction to Fieldwork techniques
  • Introduction to Ritual Studies
  • Introduction to Somatics 
  • Independent Study 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications for EU students are accepted on a rolling basis

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

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General Requirements

  • Qualification transcripts and certificates
  • English language qualification if English is not your first language
  • Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.
  • A copy of your birth certificate (long document)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12510 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12510 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5029 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5029 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Limerick

  • 850 - 1150 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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