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MA Traditional and World Music Studies (distance learning)


Online University of Sheffield Department of Music

Part time August MA 2 years PT

About the course

Course description

The course allows students to specialise in an area of their choice, while providing the opportunity to study musical phenomena from a global perspective. Some students take advantage of Sheffield’s position as a major hub of both English and ‘Celtic’ musical activity to pursue in-depth studies on traditional musics of the British Isles. Others enjoy the opportunity to develop new understanding of musical sounds, practices and cultures from elsewhere in the world. In this course, ‘World Music’ is interpreted quite literally as encompassing, in principle, the study of any and all musical activity in the world: Western as well as ‘exotic’, popular as well as classical, amateur as well as professional.

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Entry Requirements

2:1 undergraduate degree. If your undergraduate degree is not in music, you’ll need to provide evidence of substantial engagement with music.

We also recognise the value of experience, and may accept applications from people who have been in practice, or who bring other experience to their studies.

English language requirements:
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.


Fees

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Joy Edenfield

Since completing my MA I have had the opportunity to make great strides professionally. I have presented my dissertation at conferences in Athens, Madrid, Lisbon and Florence, and assisted other international school teachers in setting up alternative percussion ensembles in their schools. The course helped me define a new direction in my teaching career and I am so thankful for that opportunity.

Scholarships

The Julian Payne Scholarship is a tuition fee scholarship of £3000 available for Masters students commencing their studies in in 2018/2019 in the Department of Music.The Julian Payne scholarship is based on your academic achievement. To apply, please complete this application form, we will also review your academic application. The closing date is Wednesday 26th April 2019 at 17:00 GMT

Value of Scholarship(s)

£3000

Eligibility

Full-time, part-time, distance-learning, UK, EU and international Master of Arts (MA) students within the Department of Music.

Please note that the Julian Payne award cannot be combined with another award received from the University of Sheffield. Applicants who have been successful for multiple awards will be asked to choose which award they’ll accept.

Application Procedure

Please note that you can only apply for this scholarship if you have submitted an application for your chosen Masters programme (https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/music/postgraduate We will judge your eligibility based on both this form and your online application.

Please ensure you have uploaded a transcript via the postgraduate application system (https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgradapplication/ If you have not completed your course yet please upload a transcript with your latest marks.

Further Information

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeAiHmNjWvsX0_eL3sz6Grjkz08m7X_Hzu1iYSAm7HS7Y8oJw/viewform

Up to two postgraduate scholarships will also be awarded, including at least one to an eligible UK Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidate. In order to be eligible, a student must meet the criteria, and must be accepted on to one of the Department of Music’s postgraduate taught programmes: MA in Composition; MA in Musicology; MA in Music Management; MA in Music Performance Studies; MA in Psychology of Music; MA in Traditional and World Music (Distance Learning); and MA in Music Psychology in Education, Performance and Wellbeing (Distance Learning). Each successful applicant will receive £10,000 in the academic year 2020-21; they can then choose to put the scholarship amount towards fees or living expenses.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£10,000

Eligibility

The Department of Music at the University of Sheffield is delighted to announce the establishment of the Mary Lill Scholarships for students entering in academic year 2020-21. These scholarships are funded through the generous bequest of Mary Lill, an alumna of the university (1953-1957) who retained a life-long love of music. They are intended to support aspiring music students who meet widening participation criteria, including those who come from low-participation backgrounds. Through these scholarships, the Department aims to further enhance the diversity of our own student body, but also the next generation of performers, educators, scholars, and music industry professionals.

Application Procedure

These scholarships will be administered through the Sheffield Postgraduate Scholarships system.

Further Information

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/music/postgraduate/masters-courses/fees-and-funding

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