What will I learn?

The MA in Irish Music Studies is intended for scholars and scholar-practitioners who wish to study Irish Music (traditional, folk, classical, popular and related genres) from critical, cultural, historical, ethno/musicological, and practice-based perspectives. The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance has been a leading centre for the study of Irish traditional music for some time. More recently, we have added expertise in other ‘Irish’ genres, encompassing practices and discourses within and beyond the island of Ireland, connecting to regional, national and global musical flows. This programme explores the structures, sounds, and ideas of what is constituted as ‘Irish music’, historically and currently, and why and how that might matter.

The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance has become a leading centre for the Study of Irish music through both performative and academic perspectives. This programme is intended to provide an extra pathway into this type of study at the Irish World Academy and Dance, utilising a vast array of resources from across the Academy. The MA in Irish Music Studies caters for students who wish to study and research Irish music from a number of cultural, historical and practice based perspectives.

The programme will:

Equip students with a professional qualification in musicology
Provide sound and thorough basis for further research in the area of traditional music studies
Provide a thorough grounding necessary for teaching
Allow students to further develop practical music skills
Allow students engage traditional music studies from various theoretical orientations

Which department am I in?

Irish World Academy of Music and Dance

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
Information not available

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Application deadline

1 July 2022

More details

Start date

5 September 2022

Venue

University of Limerick

Limerick,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The minimum entry requirement is a 2:2 undergraduate degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) (or equivalent). Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following: Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved; Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above; TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based); IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component; English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1; GCE ‘O’ level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above; Cambridge Assessment English –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B; GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

For international students

A primary degree in a suitable discipline with a first or second class honours, or an approved professional qualification (Primary degree: Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland).

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above
TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)
IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component
English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C
GCE ‘O’ level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above
Cambridge Assessment English - Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B
GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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