MMus Music & Culture

University College Dublin    UCD School of Music

Full time & Part time September Other Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years
Creative Arts & Design (9)

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Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

Cutting-edge research with an Irish grounding and a world-wide reach lies at the heart of our taught Master's programme, which gives students the opportunity to work with scholars of international standing in the School’s core disciplines of ethnomusicology, historical musicology and cultural history. Foundation modules in these areas as well as research methods are followed by case studies based on the research interests of our staff. The programme furnishes students with the core intellectual tools for pursuing musicological research, while also facilitating specialisation. Irish musical culture features prominently in the programme (including case study modules entitled "Sounding Ireland Onscreen" and "Popular Music in Ireland"), yet the profile of the degree is by no means restricted to Irish topics, given that our research interests embrace music from many different regions. Guest seminars by international scholars also form an important part of the syllabus.

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Entry Requirements

A Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor in a cognate area with a minimum 2.1 or an equivalent of a UCD GPA of 3.08 (NFQ Level 8) or equivalent. Cognate areas include Music, Musicology, Ethnomusicology, Music Education and Performance Studies. In some cases the School of Music will accept applicants from English, History, Sociology and Anthropology. However, the School will first assess the applicant's ability to read musical notation and engage with Music Theory. Written sample work (1000-4000 words) and two positive academic references will be required.

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