Music

Study mode:Part-time Languages: English Duration:12 months
Local:$ 6.86k / 1 Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 15.7k / 1 Academic year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:1879

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The purpose of the MMus degree is to train students to advanced levels in the academic, practical and technical areas of music.

The programme is distinctive in its range of musicological, vocational and practice-based elements. You will benefit from the diversity of the Departments research strengths and its reputation for excellent teaching.

You will take a core research training module which develops academic, writing and presentational skills, as well as providing an introduction to contemporary developments in musical research and practice. You will then take a module related to your chosen pathway and choose two from a wide range of optional modules. Having completed the Postgraduate Diploma stage of the programme, you will progress to Masters stage and submit a folio of work in your chosen specialism.

The flexibility of the MMus can help prepare you for a variety of careers including performance, composition, teaching, arts administration and music journalism. The programme also provides ideal preparation for future research work at PhD level.

The MMus offers the following specialist pathways:

* Composition
* Musicology
* Conducting
* Performance
* Creative Practice
* Popular Musicology

Optional modules include:

* Aesthetics
* Case Studies
* Cultural Theory and Music
* Screen Music Studies
* Analysis
* Critical Musicology

Normally a First or Upper Second class honours degree, with music being a prominent part of the degree. Approved equivalent qualifications or experience will be considered, particularly in the case of overseas students and candidates with less conventional educational backgrounds.Non-native speakers of English will normally be required to have IELTS 6.5 or above (or equivalent). English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 60 (Grade C) IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

The Arts and Humanities Research Council offers a variety of studentships. Applications are usually made in the spring before a programme begins. Applicants should contact the Programme Director for information about University and Departmental funding opportunities.

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