University of Manchester

University of Manchester


This course provides solid training in bibliographic methods and introduces important topics and debates in the field; students concentrating on ethnomusicology must complete current issues in ethnomusicology and world music studies; and ethnomusicology: fieldwork and ethnography which, again, explore the state of the field today and provide foundational training in fieldwork and methodology; ethnomusicology students are also advised to take the research skills module; after these 2 modules students may choose their next units.

Entry requirements

A 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in music or with music as a substantial component of the programme; IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 575 (paper-based) or 233 (computer-based) or GCSE English grade C.

Course modules

Modules include: Core study (independent project); source studies; editorial techniques; historical or contemporary performance (subject to audition); voice, vocality and interpretation; and contemporary music studies.

Sponsorship information

UK and EU applicants may enter the AHRC competition (internal deadline in early March each year); this is highly competitive, and applicants should discuss applying with the Programme Director as soon as possible; some awards are usually offered by the School or department; some awards are reserved for international applicants.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MusM Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MusM Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MusM Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

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