12 months
15800 EUR/year
6200 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Ethnomusicology at University of Limerick is a one-year full-time taught MA course that considers music in its cultural and social contexts. It engages with the study of Irish Traditional Music, Popular Music, World Music in both practical and academic modes. Course work emphasises the value of fieldwork coupled with a strong theoretical grounding.


About Ethnomusicology at University of Limerick

The program supports both continued research and teaching at tertiary and secondary education levels, as well as having application in a variety of other institutional settings.


The degree course offered by University of Limerick is designed to meet the continuing education needs of graduates in music and in cognate and closely related disciplines. The course is also designed to cater to the occupational and vocational needs of the following professions: university and college lecturers in ethnomusicology, secondary teachers of music, professional music performers, music archivists, music administrators, music educators, and media specialists.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Fieldwork Techniques
  • Media Technologies for Performing Arts & Art Research
  • Ritual Studies
  • History of Ethnomusicology
  • Music Ethnography

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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EU Applicants: Early application is advisable.




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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class
First Class (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A primary degree in a suitable discipline (e.g. Anthropology, Music, Cultural Studies and Folklore) 
    • Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable)
    • English language qualification(s) (if English is not your first language)
    • A one page supporting statement
    • A copy of your birth certificate
    • Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15800 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6200 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Limerick

850 - 1150 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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