University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Critical and Applied Musicology

This programme allows you to study the critical theories and perspectives that have influenced the way we study music, how it is composed and performed as well as the role it plays in different communities. Core modules will allow you to explore issues in musicology such as 'race', class, gender, sexuality, popular music and mass culture, as well as how music has been received and interpreted and how musical 'canons' are formed. You will also develop your understanding of research methods in musicology, and have the chance to gain knowledge of aesthetic theory or editing and archival studies, allowing you to balance traditional forms of musicology with more modern approaches.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree with a 2.1 (Honours) in music. IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

Course modules

Modules include: Professional studies; issues in critical musicology; dissertation or editorial project. Optional modules: Short dissertation; editing and archival studies; aesthetic theory; individual project; individual project; composition studies; instrumental or vocal recital; concerto/song-cycle/extended work; applied performance studies; short editorial project; computer music practice; computer music contexts; case studies in the applied psychology of music.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods will be different depending on the modules you choose. These could include presentations, essays, literature reviews, recitals and performances or project work; however, optional modules may also use alternative methods such as recitals and composition portfolios.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time GBP 14,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Part-time GBP 2,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time GBP 2,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time GBP 2,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time GBP 2,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

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School of Music
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0113 343 2583