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:
- Advanced Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Music
- Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art
- British Music Studies 1850-1975
- Contemporary Music Studies
- Experimental Music and Sound Art
- Fieldwork Methods
- Introduction to Global Popular Musics
You may also select one undergraduate module to take at the MA level. Modules may include:
- Love, Death, Religion and Music in the Renaissance
- Music Festivals
- Music, Protest and Social Activism
- Ralph Vaughan Williams and His World
- The Blues
For more information, see our Music module descriptions.
Optional modules outside of Music
You also have the opportunity to take one optional module outside of Music. Modules may include:
- Empire and Identity
- Ideas, Ideals and Ideologies
- Sexuality, Gender and Representation
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.
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.