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Music (Musicology)

Goldsmiths, University of London

M.A.
12 months
Duration
17070 GBP/year
8040 GBP/year
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About

The Music (Historical Musicology) programme, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, qualifies graduates to embark upon their own research. While honing specialist skills, this pathway teaches students bold approaches to music as a practice and an academic discipline.

Overview

Taking up current debates and formative ideas, the Music (Historical Musicology) programme, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, prepares students for advanced-level teaching, research, music editing, criticism, broadcasting, librarianship or historically aware performance. Rigorous training, for instance in working with primary sources, is combined with a radical interrogation of musicology’s future in the twenty-first century.

Two core options deliver fundamental knowledge, and you choose two options from those offered across MA and MMus pathways. The knowledge acquired from your coursework underpins your dissertation, supervised throughout the year in one-to-one tutorials with a leading academic.

Skills

You'll develop investigation and evaluation skills, intellectual skills in music and specific research skills.

Careers

The programme is designed to provide preparation for those who wish to be involved in teaching, editorial work, journalistic criticism, lecturing, research at MPhil/PhD level, broadcasting, librarianship, or historically aware performance.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Music Studies
  • Sources and Resources in the Digital Age
  • Analysing Contemporary Music: From Serialism to Spectral Noise
  • Contemporary Ethnomusicology
  • Contemporary Music: Practices and Debates

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

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Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in Music or an equivalent subject. 
  • Your qualification should comprise a substantial academic element relevant to the selected MA pathway and option choices. For the generic MA Music award you should write a detailed proposal explaining the rationale for your option course choices and how these provide a coherent programme of study leading to dissertation. A detailed transcript of your degree is preferred.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17070 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17070 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8040 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Home/EU - part-time: £4020

Funding

  • NEW Postgraduate Loan Scheme - The government has announced a new system of postgraduate loans for Masters courses.
  • Goldsmiths postgraduate scholarships and bursaries - We regularly offer scholarships and bursaries for home/EU postgraduate applicants, PGCE applicants, and international applicants - including alumni fee waivers
  • Departmental awards - Some academic departments at Goldsmiths offer programme-specific and/or subject specific funding in the form of scholarships, studentships and fee waivers
  • PhD studentships - Multi-million pound funding for PhDs in the arts and humanities, computing, creative industries and the social sciences, including AHRC funding and ESRC Doctoral Training Studentships
  • External sources of funding - There are hundreds of external charities, trusts and foundations that offer grants to students, so it's worth researching these opportunities
  • If you are an international student, see our list of international scholarships for more information

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