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.
You'll develop investigation and evaluation skills, intellectual skills in music and specific research skills.
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.
More informationVisit official programme website
- 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
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesMusic History View 33 other Masters in Music History in United Kingdom
- 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.
International17070 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17070 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8040 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8040 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- Home/EU - part-time: £4020
- 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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Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.