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About the course

Our Music MPhil programmes enable you to pursue advanced research in the areas of classical, popular, world, contemporary, early, folk and traditional music through a range of approaches. These include practice-based research, and musicological and theoretical inquiry.

Practice-based research focuses on composition, performance and improvisation. Areas of musicological and theoretical inquiry can include the following approaches:
-Cultural and critical
-Istoriographic
-Ethnomusicological
-Music analytical
-Philosophical and aesthetic

If you choose to engage in academic research you are normally assessed by a thesis of no more than 100,000 words for PhD and 50,000 words for MPhil, inclusive of notes, bibliography and appendices. If you choose to undertake practice-base research you will

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Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree and a master's degree, or international equivalent.


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