University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Music (Musicology)

**Why choose this course** Our MMus in Music (Musicology) is distinctive in its range of musicological, compositional and performance-based elements. You will benefit from our diverse research strengths, many ensemble performance opportunities and our expertise in a range of musical fields. These include contemporary music for the concert hall, popular music, film music, opera, acoustic, electronic and computer-generated music. Academics within our Department of Music and graduates of this course are internationally recognised theorists and practitioners in a wide range of musical activity and areas of specialism. **What you will study** The Musicology pathway of our MMus in Music is designed with a flexible approach that reflects our team's research expertise, our students' own specialisations and the increasingly varied nature of the discipline. Art and popular music are both catered for within the pathway, drawing on the expertise of staff across these areas. You will take two compulsory research training modules followed by a combination of compulsory specialism-related modules and optional modules. You may then choose to undertake a dissertation. This course will prepare you for a variety of careers, including in performance, composition, teaching and arts administration. This course is also ideal preparation for future research work at PhD level.

Entry requirements

Master of Music - MMus: A minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. English language requirements IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each element.

Course modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. FULL-TIME Year 1 (full-time) CASE STUDIES A - Compulsory COMPOSITION A - Optional COMPOSITIONAL PROGRAMMING A - Optional CONDUCTING A - Optional CREATIVE PRACTICE A - Optional MUSIC PROJECT A - Optional PERFORMANCE A - Optional READINGS IN MUSICOLOGY A - Compulsory RESEARCH TRAINING A - Compulsory STUDIO TECHNIQUES - Optional TOPIC STUDY A - Optional CASE STUDIES B - Compulsory COMPOSITIONAL PROGRAMMING B - Optional DIGITAL IMPROVISATION 2 - Optional DISSERTATION 60 CREDIT - Compulsory DISSERTATION 90 CREDIT - Compulsory MODERNISM AND POSTMODERNISM - Optional MUSIC PROJECT B - Optional PERFORMANCE A - Optional READINGS IN MUSICOLOGY B - Compulsory RESEARCH TRAINING B - Compulsory SCREEN MUSIC STUDIES - Optional TOPIC STUDY B - Optional Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7 2 x 15 credit options are available if the 60 credit dissertation is chosen. Note that students must take one (and only one) of the 60 or 90 credit dissertation modules (MUSM060 or MUSM061 respectively). PART-TIME Year 1 (part-time) CASE STUDIES A - Compulsory READINGS IN MUSICOLOGY A - Compulsory RESEARCH TRAINING A - Compulsory CASE STUDIES B - Compulsory READINGS IN MUSICOLOGY B - Compulsory RESEARCH TRAINING B - Compulsory Year 2 (part-time) COMPOSITION A - Optional COMPOSITIONAL PROGRAMMING A - Optional CONDUCTING A - Optional CREATIVE PRACTICE A - Optional MUSIC PROJECT A - Optional PERFORMANCE A - Optional STUDIO TECHNIQUES - Optional TOPIC STUDY A - Optional COMPOSITIONAL PROGRAMMING B - Optional DIGITAL IMPROVISATION 2 - Optional DISSERTATION 60 CREDIT - Compulsory DISSERTATION 90 CREDIT - Compulsory MODERNISM AND POSTMODERNISM - Optional MUSIC PROJECT B - Optional PERFORMANCE A - Optional SCREEN MUSIC STUDIES - Optional TOPIC STUDY B - Optional Optional modules for Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7 2 x 15 credit options are available if the 60 credit dissertation is chosen. Note that students must take one (and only one) of the 60 or 90 credit dissertation modules (MUSM060 or MUSM061 respectively).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Music - MMus Full-time September 2019 - 12 Months
Master of Music - MMus Part-time September 2019 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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