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  MA Performance and Musicology (Full-time)

Maynooth University    Department of Music

Full time September MA Full-time: 1 year
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The MA in Performance & Musicology is a dynamic programme for students who excel in performance and want to further enhance their skills. This full-time course offers a unique blend of performance and musicology at a postgraduate level. You'll have the opportunity to develop your research skills through a dissertation that relates to your final recital performance. With a focus on performance, composition, and technology, the programme provides expert guidance from leading musicologists, performers, and composers. Funding for lessons, priority access to practice rooms, and regular performance opportunities are just a few of the many benefits offered. Entry requirements include a minimum II.1 honours degree in music or an interview.

About the course

The MA in Performance & Musicology degree programme is designed for students with strengths in performance who want opportunities to deepen and extend their skills. The pathway is carefully designed to foster and develop skills in performance and musicology at postgraduate level. The preparation of a dissertation allows students to develop their research skills in an area closely related to their final recital performance. All of this takes place within the rich environment of the Department of Music with its research and teaching strengths in musicology, performance, composition and music technology. Detailed information about the areas of expertise among our academic staff are available here: 

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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

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University commencing in the following academic year. Achieve a minimum overall result of 65% in an Honours Bachelor’s degree from Maynooth University.

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