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