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The MA in Music offers a fantastic opportunity to deepen your knowledge and understanding of musicology and ethnomusicology. This one-year full-time or two-year part-time programme will equip you with the skills and methodologies needed to conduct specialist research in your chosen area of expertise. You'll work closely with renowned researchers and have the chance to collaborate with industry partners like the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. The programme structure includes two semesters of taught study, where you'll explore cutting-edge topics in musicology, and a substantial independent project. With a focus on critical thinking, analysis, and communication skills, this programme opens doors to further study or diverse career paths. Entry requirements include a 2(ii) or higher in a relevant subject at the undergraduate level, or a non-graduate qualification with demonstrated written work.

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The MA in Music allows you to develop and refine your knowledge and understanding in areas of musicological and/or ethnomusicological study. The programme will equip you with the skills and methodologies to undertake specialist research in your chosen area of expertise, and will hone high-level skills in critical thinking, conceptual thinking, problem-solving, analysis, communication, self-direction and originality.

Specialism is offered in a range of areas, including Western music history (from around 900 CE to the present day), editing, analysis, popular music, music in society (Western and non-Western), and music in Wales.

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Entry Requirements

First degree at British Bachelor’s standard: 2(ii) or higher in a relevant subject.
Candidates with a 2.ii degree must however achieve a 2.i in a substantial project in their chosen area of study (e.g. dissertation).
English proficiency (for non-native English or Welsh speakers): IELTS English test with a score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5).
Applications from working professionals with non-graduate qualifications will be considered on an individual basis and candidates may be asked to submit a piece of written work in support of their application. Please contact us for more information.

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