Bangor University

Music MA/PgDip/PgCert

Bangor University
In Bangor

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Typology Postgraduate
Location Bangor (Wales)
Start September
  • Postgraduate
  • Bangor (Wales)
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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.

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Starts Location
LL57 2DG, Gwynedd, Wales
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Starts September
LL57 2DG, Gwynedd, Wales
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· What are the objectives of this course?

The course aims to enable understudies to: Acquired a thorough knowledge of current trends in musicological research and discourse acquired detailed knowledge of research methodologies in music (in the areas of historiography, criticism, edition, analysis and performance practice) gained the skill to understand the jargon and concepts peculiar to a range of methodologies and to assess critically their merits and limitations acquired enhanced study and research skills related to musicology broadly understood

· Who is it intended for?

The MA in Music will give you a taste for original research, and will provide you with subject specific knowledge and academic skills that will set you on course for further study at PhD level and beyond. The programme will also equip you with skills in critical thinking, analysis and communication which are valued by employers both within and outside the field of music. Recent graduates have pursued successful careers as writers, editors, arts administrators, teachers, educational advisers, performers, and business people.

· Requirements

First degree at British Bachelor’s standard: 2(ii) or higher. Candidates with a 2.ii degree must however achieve a 2.i in a substantial project in their chosen area of study (e.g. a dissertation).

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What you'll learn on the course

Skills and Training
self direction
Music History in Context
Early Music
Music Since 1900
Music in Society
Contemporary Music Practice
Music in society
Music in society

Course programme

Part 1 (diploma): All students take the Current Musicology module in the first semester, through which you will become familiar with the latest techniques and discourses in the discipline. This module is complemented by two case studies (one in each semester), chosen from a range of options growing out of staff specialisms, allowing you to experience musicological research at the cutting edge. Current options include: Music History in Context Early Music Music Since 1900 Music in Society Contemporary Music Practice In the second semester, you will also complete a supervised Independent Research Project on a topic of your own choice. This leads to the Part 2 Project. Part 2 (MA): The Part II Project normally takes the form of a dissertation, although it is also possible to complete a critical edition or an analysis.

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