City, University of London

City, University of London

Music

This course is for students interested in extending their knowledge and develop critical and research skills in the broad area of music studies. The course provides a rigorous training relevant to a range of professional careers, including further study at doctoral level. We welcome students from all over the world and from a range of backgrounds.

Course modules

Core modules: Critical Readings in Musicology (30 credits); and Researching Music in Contemporary Culture (30 credits). Elective modules: Music Special Project (30 credits); Interdisciplinarity and Collaborative Process (30 credits); Professional Placement (15 credits); Audiences and Marketing (15 credits); Digital cultures (15 credits); Culture (15 credits); Cultural Policy (15 credits); Public Culture: the Politics of Participation (15 credits); Global Cultural Industries, Ethics and Social Responsibility (15 credits); Celebrity (15 credits); Global Ethics: Principles, Power and Politics (30 credits). Dissertation (90 credits). (NB: Elective module choices are subject to availability and timetabling constraints).

Assessment methods

We assess you in the core and electives modules through either: a 5000-word essay; a project portfolio; an extended creative task and accompanying commentary. The end-of-year project comprises one of the following, depending on your pathway: a dissertation (12,000 - 15,000); or a major project comprising a film or performance element and dissertation (around 7,500 words); or a portfolio of compositions: three substantial compositions, or equivalent plus a critical self-evaluative commentary (around 3,000 words), and other forms of documentation as appropriate; or a creative research project (e.g. extended composition, improvisation-based project, sound recording project, film scoring) and a closely related research essay of around 7,500 words accompanied by other forms of documentation as appropriate.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 13,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 GBP 6,750 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square EC1V 0HB London

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