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MRes Music

Course Description

Key benefits:

• Gain the high-level research, practical and project-development skills valued by employers in the sector
• Become a recognised specialist in your area of musical expertise
• Develop your research skills and subject knowledge with the support of leading academics on our MediaCityUK campus.

Suitable for

You may be looking to develop your knowledge and practical skills, with a view to giving yourself a major edge in the job market.

Your goal may be to undertake PhD research, for which the MRes in Music is ideal preparation.

Or you may be employed in the music profession and want to boost your promotion prospects or enter a new field.

Programme details

This course is an opportunity to enhance your employment prospects or prepare the ground for further research study at doctoral level.
During your time with us, you will develop high-level research and project-development skills through your studies of three progressively-linked core modules:
• Research Methods and Methodologies
• Formulating Research Projects
• The MRes Research Project.
You will leave us with an excellent knowledge of research practices, techniques and theories. Plus you will put these into practice via an individually-designed and organised major research project in your chosen field.

Module titles

• Core Module: Research Methods and Methodologies
• One elective module from the Semester 1 MA provision within the Music directorate
• Core Module: Formulating Research Projects
• One elective module from the Semester 2 MA provision within the Music directorate
• The MRes Research Project

Career potential

Graduates of this course will be in a position to take up posts in the Music sector which require them to possess high level research and practice and project design and delivery skills, accompanied by specialist high level subject knowledge of a chosen aspect of Music. Graduates of the MRes in Music are also ideally placed to go on to further study through undertaking a PhD degree on either a part-time or a full-time basis.

Visit the MRes Music page on the University of Salford website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A good honours degree (2:1 or above) in a relevant field. Those applicants not in possession of these entry requirements, but who have amassed practical experience in the cultural and creative sectors, will be considered for entry in line with the University’s APL procedure.

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