Online Master's Degree in Musicology in the United Kingdom

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Musicology

A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

Musicology includes the study of history, philosophy, and application of music from many pin point of view. Graduate study in musicology may cover approaches such as traditional and ethnographic investigation as well as musicology theory, hermeneutics, and criticism.

UK, United Kingdom is more than 300 years old and comprises four constituent nations: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The UK has been a centre of learning for the past 1,000 years and possesses many ancient and distinguished universities. Foreign students make up a significant proportion of the student body at UK universities.

Online Master in Musicology in the United Kingdom

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MMus Ethnomusicology

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is tailored for musicians and musicologists, anthropologists, teachers and composers, as well as those dedicated to developing an in-depth knowledge of a specific music tradition. [+]

Online Master's Programs in Musicology in the United Kingdom. MMus Ethnomusicology Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent), usually in Music Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Theoretical and practical grounding in the discipline of ethnomusicology, as well as the opportunity to develop performance and ethnographic skills, regional expertise, and a deeper understanding of global music – just some of what you can expect to develop on the MMus Ethnomusicology. This programme is tailored for musicians and musicologists, anthropologists, teachers and composers, as well as those dedicated to developing an in-depth knowledge of a specific music tradition. You will study with the largest and most influential team of ethnomusicologists in the UK, who are experts in the musical traditions of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Central Asia and the Jewish world. You will be part of a thriving culture of performance, research and active engagement with music around the globe. The programme will suit those looking for a springboard into further research or employment in a range of music-related fields including journalism, industry, NGOs and education, and often serves as a conversion route for those trained predominantly in western music traditions. Structure The MMus programme involves taking three courses and writing a 11,000-word dissertation. In addition to these formal elements, students are expected to attend regular postgraduate and public seminars and may also participate in performance ensemble classes and other activities. Course Detail The four formal elements of the MMus Ethnomusicology programme are: The full unit core course Ethnomusicology in Practice. A broad introduction to the major themes of ethnomusicological study. Taught as a weekly two-hour lecture/seminar with additional tutorials. Part-time students must take this in their first year. The Dissertation in Music. A special study 11,000 words in length on a topic agreed with the candidate's supervisor. This will normally relate to the "major region" chosen below, but may instead deal with a theoretical or comparative topic. Part-time students normally take this in their final year. Select courses to the value of 90 credits from List A,B,C and/or D,including at least one course from list A. List A: Area Courses Atlantic Africa: (P)Layers of Mediation in African Popular Music (PG) - 15PMUC009 (1 Unit) - Full Year Aspects of Music and Religion in South East Asia - 15PMUH017 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 - Not Running 2016/2017 Central Asian Music - 15PMUH008 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 Ethnicity, Religion and Gender in Middle Eastern Musical cultures - 15PMUH024 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 - Not Running 2016/2017 Indian vocal music: Styles and histories - 15PMUH025 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 Klezmer Music: Roots and Revival - 15PMUH011 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 - Not Running 2016/2017 Music in Selected Regions of Africa: Contexts and Structures - 15PMUC006 (1 Unit) - Full Year - Not Running 2016/2017 Music, Place and Politics in Cuba - 15PMUH015 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 Musical Traditions of East Asia (Masters) - 15PMUH016 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 Pop and Politics in East Asia (Masters) - 15PMUH014 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 - Not Running 2016/2017 Popular and Fusion Music in South East Asia (PG) - 15PMUH018 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 Sacred Sound in South Asia - 15PMUH021 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 List B: Additional Music Courses African and Asian Cultures in Britain - 15PANH009 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 African and Asian Diasporas in the Modern World - 15PANH010 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 Analysing World Music: Transcription & Analysis in Ethnomusicology - 15PMUH004 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 Composition - 15PMUH013 (0.5 Unit) - Full Year Digital traditional broadcasting communication - 15PMSH022 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 - Not Running 2016/2017 Gender and Music (MMus) - 15PMUH009 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 - Not Running 2016/2017 Music and Healing - 15PMUH019 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 - Not Running 2016/2017 Music in Development - 15PMUC034 (1 Unit) - Full Year Performance - 15PMUC002 (1 Unit) - Full Year Sound Recording and Production - 15PMSH025 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 The Music Business (Masters) - 15PMUH003 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 List C: Courses at King's College Students may also take up to a maximum of 45 credit units from King's College Department of Music (see this link for available options: https: //www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/music/study/handbook/programmes/pgt/mods15-16.aspx) . Special assessment rules apply for SOAS students taking King’s College courses to bring the credit rating of each course up to 45 credits. Please check with course tutors at King’s for specific requirements. Course choices will vary each year, at the time of completing this document, the following courses are available: Advanced Opera Study - (22.5 Unit) Advanced Studies in Musical Analysis & Criticism: Beethoven's Late Works - (22.5 Unit) Issues in Biography and Criticism - (22.5 Unit) Issues in Historiography and Criticism - (22.5 Unit) Performance, Gesture and Meaning - (22.5 Unit) Post-tonal Music and Composition Theory - (22.5 Unit) Theories of Modernism and the Avant-Garde - (22.5 Unit) 21st-Century Bach - (22.5 Unit) List D: Courses at SOAS from other departments in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities or MA Area Studies courses (including languages) in the Faculty of Languages and Cultures. Course choices are subject to the agreement of both the course convenor and the MMus Ethnomusicology convenor. Courses will normally relate to the same geographical region chosen from List A course(s). Teaching & Learning The Department of Music has been highly rated for teaching and research in all recent assessment exercises, and is regularly ranked amongst the top Music departments in the UK in Good University Guides. Music students have access to the large Main Library of the School which holds numerous books, journals and recordings relevant to the study of ethnomusicology and world music, as well as the nearby British Library Sound Archive and other London libraries and museums. The SOAS Library holds copies of standard reference works on music, such as the current edition of the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. The Grove dictionary and the RILM database can also be accessed on line from computer terminals in the Library or elsewhere on the SOAS network. Listening facilities are provided in the Library, and most CDs are available on short loan. Among special items in the Department’s collections are: field recordings, films and slides a large working collection of musical instruments from Asia and Africa extensive staff collections relating to specific research interests Destinations A postgraduate degree in Ethnomusicology from SOAS gives students greater intercultural awareness, improved competency in performance and a better understanding of global music which will enable them to continue in the field of research or engage in related work. Equally, they develop a portfolio of widely transferable skills which employers seek in many professional and creative capacities including interpersonal skills, communication skills, focus, team work, passion and dedication. A postgraduate degree is a valuable experience that provides students with a body of work and a diverse range of skills that they can use to market themselves with when they graduate. Graduates have gone on to work for a range of organisations including: Internet Advertising Board Marie Stopes International Association of Culture & World Music School of Traditional & Popular Music Vortex Jazz Club Sony/EMI S24 Film British Library Grant & Cutler British Library UK Government Warner Music Types of roles that graduates have gone on to do include: Production Assistant Sound Archive assistant Bookseller Solicitor Finance Manager Manager of Musical Association Junior Research Executive Project support officer Policy adviser Playworker Library Assistant Local Councillor A Student's Perspective "SOAS is a great place to study Ethnomusicology. It has the flavour of the world spread through the music made by the students, lecturers and guests." Marina Di Giorgi [-]

MMUS Performance and Related Studies

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This Masters develops your technical and interpretive abilities as a performer, informed by an understanding of style, genre, context and interpretation, as well as historical and theoretical issues relevant to your specialist repertoire. [+]

This Masters develops your technical and interpretive abilities as a performer, informed by an understanding of style, genre, context and interpretation, as well as historical and theoretical issues relevant to your specialist repertoire. You have the opportunity to engage with a range of different musical styles, and to develop those practical and intellectual skills that can make you a better informed and more accomplished performer. You receive significant amounts of one-to-one instrumental or vocal tuition from expert performers, and participate in yearly master classes with distinguished international performers and teachers. You develop your individual specialist skills to a high technical and artistic standard, while also developing intellectual and team-working skills, and you have the opportunity to perform with a variety of departmental ensembles, including Goldsmiths’ Sinfonia. The programme offers an extensive list of elective modules that encompass historical study and the latest performance-based technologies. The pathway is particularly suitable for those hoping to develop a career as a professional solo or chamber musician, or to develop performance skills before entering teaching, or as preparation for PhD research in performance practice. It appeals to and can accommodate many different types of performer, whether your interests are in Classical or Romantic repertoire, or contemporary music. Skills The programme is designed to develop your practical skills as a musical performer to a high level. Careers The programme provides you with a secure technical and intellectual base on which you can build a career as a professional musician, or enhance your understanding and enjoyment of musical performance. Entry requirements You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in Music or a relevant/related subject. Your qualification should comprise a substantial practical/creative element relevant to the selected MMus pathway and option choices. A detailed transcript of your degree is preferred. You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level. Equivalent qualifications We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world. English language requirements If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to meet our English language requirements to study with us. For this programme we require: IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in the written test and no individual test lower than 6.0) If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for postgraduate-level study. [-]

Master of Music: Orchestral Performance (Strings)

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

Developed in partnership with the internationally-renowned City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO), our recently-developed Master of Music and Postgraduate Diploma programmes in Orchestral Performance are designed to enable advanced-level string players to focus on their development as orchestral musicians. Our courses aim to help you develop your expertise as an orchestral musician while supporting your professional development and enhancing your employability by equipping you with a range of specialist and transferable skills. These programmes also provide excellent opportunities for you to develop not only as an orchestral musician, but as a solo, chamber and ensemble player. [+]

Key Facts

· Birmingham Conservatoire is one of Europe’s leading music colleges.

· Our Orchestral Performance courses involve guaranteed playing opportunities within selected rehearsals of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO).

· You will work closely with at least two CBSO players: one will be your mentor within the orchestra, the other will be your teacher for your one-to-one lessons.

· One-to-one lessons are complemented by regular performances and masterclasses within the Conservatoire, including some taken by distinguished visiting guest artists.

· You will have access to a large menu of additional performance activities within the Conservatoire.... [-]


Masters of Music: Music Technology

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

Birmingham Conservatoire’s taught Master of Music (MMus) and Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) courses in Music Technology provide an opportunity for composers and composer-performers to experiment with and develop expertise in the creative application of established and new music technologies. Our principal aim is to help you to develop as a music technologist within the context of a broadly-based course. We will support your professional development by equipping you with a range of specialist and transferable skills. Importantly, our postgraduate music technology courses will provide you with opportunities for collaboration with a variety of performers, conductors, composers and other music technologists as appropriate to your style. [+]

Key Facts

Evidenced by its two international Integra projects, Birmingham Conservatoire is an important international centre for performance and composition with technology, especially live electronics. You will have the chance to network with leading professionals from around the world through the Conservatoire’s leading role in Integra. Our courses include weekly individual specialist tuition with world-leading practitioners and researchers. You will have access to cutting-edge facilities, including our 150-seat Recital Hall, customized for performance with technology, the only space of its kind in a UK conservatoire.  You will have access to regular masterclasses with distinguished visiting composers and performers. You will have opportunities for collaboration with advanced performers and there will be frequent chances to have works performed, including by our own contemporary music ensemble, Thallein, and by other ensembles. Our postgraduate music technology courses give you the chance to develop a distinctive musical voice within the context of a broadly based course, enhancing your employability. ... [-]

Masters of Music: Jazz (Performance or Composition)

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

Birmingham Conservatoire is renowned for its Jazz courses, which are tailored specifically to meet the needs of developing jazz musicians. Designed for recent graduates and suitably-qualified mature students, our taught Master of Music (MMus) and Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) courses in Jazz are designed to provide bespoke advanced-level tuition to Jazz Performers or Composers. Performance courses are built around the art of improvisation, while Composers are encouraged to develop an individual style. We also offer a PgCert programme for Jazz performers, details of which are available separately from conservatoire.admissions@bcu.ac.uk. Key Facts • You will receive weekly individual specialist tuition. • All of our tutors are professional jazz musicians active on today’s scene, and our masterclass series involves coaching from major international jazz artists. • Jazz students have regular performance and rehearsal opportunities with both small and large ensembles. • Our postgraduate Jazz programmes provide students with the opportunity to develop a distinctive musical voice. • We will support your professional development and enhance your employability by equipping you with a range of specialist and transferable skills. [+]

Entry Requirements

MMus

You should normally possess at least an Upper Second Class Honours Degree (preferably Music) with a minimum of 60% in a relevant area of your final-year work. Non-UK candidates should normally possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree or a similar degree equivalent Diploma from a conservatoire or equivalent institution. You will need to demonstrate at audition/interview that you possess appropriate skills in jazz performance / jazz composition.

PgDip

You should normally possess at least a Lower Second Class Honours Degree (preferably Music) with a minimum of 60% in a relevant area of your final-year work. Non-UK candidates should normally possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree or a similar degree equivalent Diploma from a conservatoire or equivalent institution.  You will need to demonstrate at audition/interview that you possess appropriate skills in jazz performance / jazz composition.... [-]


Master in Songwriting

Bath Spa University
Campus or Online Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Bath

This is the world’s first and only Master’s Degree in Songwriting. Offered in both attendance-based and distance learning formats, it is aimed at unpublished songwriters wishing to develop their craft to a [+]

Master in Songwriting

 

This is the world’s first and only Master’s Degree in Songwriting. Offered in both attendance-based and distance learning formats, it is aimed at unpublished songwriters wishing to develop their craft to a professional level, and published songwriters wishing to achieve academic accreditation whilst continuing to improve creatively. The course, which is based at the university's Corsham Court campus, will help you to develop a range of critical, practical, communicative, industrial and research-based skills.

 

 

During the programme you will learn to:

Comment critically upon your own and others’ material; Examine the musicological and historical roots of your craft; Consider the commercial value of your songs in the marketplace; Rewrite and collaborate; Conduct academic research; Develop technical skills; Create a professional-standard portfolio of your work. ... [-]