Open University

Open University

Music (Master of Arts part 2) (A874)

This second module (A874) follows on from A873 and explores three main study areas of current interest to musicology (music and politics; music notation and performance; and music and relationships) prior to examining a number of case-study research projects. The module concludes with the writing of a dissertation or digital humanities project.

Entry requirements

To register for this module you are required to have successfully completed either the MA Music part one (A873) or the discontinued Postgraduate foundation module in music (A870).

Assessment methods

The module has four main sections or 'blocks', each of which is broadly structured into a six-week study period, and after which students will complete a TMA (Tutor-Marked Assignment). Students will also be guided through a number of readings by members of the module team in dedicated seminar forum weeks. The module concludes with a dissertation or digital project, in which students will undertake a sustained piece of individual research and present it either as a written dissertation or (if they have the necessary technical skills) as an online web project. 2 formative TMAs will prepare students for this dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Credits from The Open University Distance learning October 2016 - 12 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning October 2016 - 12 months

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