You will study one core module:
Introduction to Musicology
This module prepares you for the field of Musicology by examining key issues, theories, and methodologies in the field. It is taught as a series of seminars by a number of staff in the Department of Music, and any research presentations organised for department staff and visiting scholars.
Assessment: Two 2,500-word essays
You will also choose optional five modules from a range which typically includes:
- Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art
- British Music Studies 1850-1975
- Experimental Music and Sound Art
- Fieldwork Methods
- Introduction to Global Popular Musics
- Topics in Early Music
Subject to availability, you may also select one relevant undergraduate Music module to take at the MA level; these modules change regularly and relevant information will be included with your module choice form. In addition, you may also take one relevant module from other College of Arts and Law MA programmes.
For more information, see our Music module descriptions.
In addition to your taught modules, you will conduct a piece of independent research with the support of a supervisor, culminating in a 15,000-word dissertation. Students are also required to attend and to write short summaries of research seminars presented during the academic year.
Please note that the optional module information listed on the website for this programme is intended to be indicative, and the availability of optional modules may vary from year to year. Where a module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you to make other choices.