City, University of London

Ethnomusicology

Combining academic rigour with a flexible course structure, the MA Ethnomusicology introduces students to new ways of thinking about music in its cultural contexts, with a particular focus on ethnographic work in urban settings. The course provides a rigorous training relevant to a range of professional careers, including further study at doctoral level.

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); and other options including: 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); Development in Communications Policy (30 credits); Political Communication (30 credits); Human Rights and the Transformation of World Politics (30 credits); International Organisations in Global Politics (15 credits); Theories of International Politics (30 credits); Political Islam in Global Politics (15 credits); The Politics of Forced Migration (15 credits); Global Governance (15 credits); International Politics of the Middle East (15 credits); Development and World Politics (15 credits).

Assessment methods

We assess you in the core and electives modules through either: a 5000-word essay; or a project portfolio; or 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 (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 (Northern Ireland) 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 (Wales) 2 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

Campus details

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Northampton Square EC1V 0HB London

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