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  MA Musicology (Part-time)


Maynooth University    Department of Music

Part time September MA Part-time: 2 years
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Embark on a captivating academic journey with the MA Musicology (Part-time) programme at Maynooth University. Delve into the realm of music research, honing your critical thinking and communication skills while exploring diverse musicological topics. Led by esteemed faculty members with international research acclaim, the programme offers a rich tapestry of modules, including Music in Ireland, Music and Gender, and Sound, Images, Spaces. Benefit from small-group seminars, one-on-one supervision, and a vibrant research community, fostering a supportive learning environment. The course culminates in a thesis module, allowing you to showcase your expertise. Entry requires a minimum II.1 honours degree in music, ensuring a high-calibre cohort. With access to top-notch facilities, extensive music collections, and networking opportunities, the MA Musicology programme equips you for a successful career in music-related fields or further postgraduate studies. Elevate your passion for music and scholarly pursuits with this exceptional programme.

About the course

Whether as a stand-alone degree or a stepping stone towards MLitt and PhD research degrees, the MA in Musicology offers you the opportunity to develop as a researcher, deepen your critical and communication abilities, and apply these skills to the study of music history, music and culture, and analysis. The programme is delivered by staff with strong international research reputations, active as scholars, performers, and composers. Their diverse expertise includes areas such as: music and film; opera studies; source studies; European art music in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; music in Ireland; ethnomusicology; popular music; music, gender, and sexuality; analysis; and more. Beyond the modules, seminars, and showcase outlined in the Course Structure, MA in Musicology students may also attend conferences, concerts, and other events that Music Department staff regularly organise. Students also benefit from a first-rate library, access to the University’s language courses, and close proximity to Dublin, enabling access to a further range of research libraries and archives.

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Entry Requirements

Normally a minimum II.1 honours degree in music is required. Applicants without this qualification may be requested to attend an interview

International applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

International applicants whose first language is not English may be requested to submit samples of written material.




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Value of Scholarship(s)

€2,000

Eligibility

Applicants must intend to pursue a full-time Taught Master’s degree at the
University commencing in the following academic year. Achieve a minimum overall result of 65% in an Honours Bachelor’s degree from Maynooth University.

Application Procedure

Applications are online via an online application system accessible from the
Following link: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships


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