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The Musicology pathway in the MA Music programme qualifies graduates to embark upon their own research. While honing specialist skills, this pathway teaches students bold approaches to music as a practice and an academic discipline.
Taking up current debates and formative ideas, the Musicology pathway prepares students for advanced-level teaching, research, music editing, criticism, broadcasting, librarianship or historically aware performance. Rigorous training, for instance in working with primary sources, is combined with a radical interrogation of musicology’s future in the twenty-first century.
Two core options deliver fundamental knowledge, and you choose two options from those offered across MA and MMus pathways. The knowledge acquired from your coursework underpins your
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You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in Music or an equivalent subject.
Your qualification should comprise a substantial academic element relevant to the selected MA pathway and option choices. For the generic MA in Music award you should write a detailed proposal explaining the rationale for your option course choices and how these provide a coherent programme of study leading to dissertation. A detailed transcript of your degree is preferred.
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