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Course content

The MA in Music (Historical Musicology) is designed to help musicians of all kinds to work with original sources, to read and edit documents, and to embark upon their own research- http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/ma-music-historical-musicology/

The programme encourages an awareness of, and engagement with, the most recent critical theories of music. It's designed to provide preparation for those who wish to be involved in teaching, editorial work, journalistic criticism, lecturing, research at MPhil/PhD level, broadcasting, librarianship or historically aware performance.

The core modules provide systematic introductions to:

paleography
codicology
transcription
editing
archival work
music printing
The options either focus upon the conceptual and critical fields within which musicologists operate or provide access to a range of repertories and musical cultures.

The skills learnt in your coursework will culminate in the methods and approaches demonstrated in your dissertation.

The course is enhanced by visits to the British Library, Sotheby’s auction house, and other relevant institutions in and around London.

Find out more about the MA in Music.

Contact the department

If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Anthony Pryer.

Modules & Structure

Core modules:
Sources and Resources- 30 credits
Working with Original Musical Documents- 30 credits

Option modules:
Contemporary Ethnomusicology- 30 credits
Contemporary Music: Practices and Debates- 30 credits
Philosophies of Music- 30 credits
Soviet and Post-Soviet Music and Politics- 30 credits
Interpretation, Meaning and Performance- 30 credits
Ethnographic Film and Music Research-30 credits
Performance as Research-30 credits

Skills

You'll develop investigation and evaluation skills, intellectual skills in music and specific research skills.

Careers

The programme is designed to provide preparation for those who wish to be involved in teaching, editorial work, journalistic criticism, lecturing, research at MPhil/PhD level, broadcasting, librarianship, or historically aware performance.

Funding

Please visit http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/fees-funding/ for details.

Visit the Music (Historical Musicology) (MA) page on the Goldsmiths, University of London website for more details!

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