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  MA Irish Traditional Music (Full-time)


Maynooth University    Department of Music

Full time September MA 1 Year Full-Time
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The MA Irish Traditional Music programme at Maynooth University is perfect for those passionate about traditional music, arts, and culture. This one-year full-time course allows students to explore their interests in performance, creativity, or research. With three main strands of study - performance, portfolio (recording), and thesis - you can focus on your own specialisms. The programme offers a range of taught modules and the option to choose electives from other programmes. By the end of the course, you will be skilled in performing and composing Irish traditional music, conducting research, and analyzing cultural topics. A 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a Music-related field is usually required for entry. Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Irish traditional music!

About the course

This MA is designed for students who are interested in traditional music, arts, and culture, including the broader areas of literature, language, and history, and who want to develop their interests in performance, creativity, or research. The MA is anchored by a final capstone project (choosing from options in performance, recording, and thesis) and provides specialist training in the areas of student choice.

Commences: September

Course Structure

One year full-time (90 credits in total), with and for part-time study to be option examined.

Three main strands of study (performance, portfolio (recording), thesis) allowing the student to explore practice, creativity and research according to their own specialisms.

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Entry Requirements

2:1 Honours level 8 or equivalent, usually in a Music-related field




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