What will I learn?

About the course

This course is designed to enable you to pursue musicology at an advanced level of scholarship, with increased intellectual confidence, enhanced research skills, professional responsibility, and critical and theoretical awareness of sub-disciplines of musicology, appropriate to making an original contribution to the professional field of music studies. You will do so as part of a vibrant, stimulating and energetic community for music researchers at the University of Huddersfield.

We will provide you with a high-quality learning experience, based upon the teaching and research strengths of our staff. We will support you as you develop as a music scholar, learning to understand and evaluate a range of research methods and topics, and how to communicate these both within and outside of the wider academic community. Teaching will include archive-based sessions, which will give you confidence in handling and analysing a wide range of specialist sources from manuscripts to early sound recordings.

You will learn how to devise, research, manage and conduct a major independent study to completion, offering you expert knowledge and expertise to support you at every stage. You will be taught by members of our large team of academic staff, the topics of whose research and publications cover music from prehistoric and medieval periods to music of the present day. Particular areas of specialism in Musicology include music and gender, film musicology, theory and analysis, early music, source studies and editions, historical musicology, and cultural musicology.

Career support

On graduating from this course you will have developed specific advanced skills required for doctoral level scholarship and for a range of careers in professional music, such as portfolio careers that might include teaching and other pedagogical contexts, public engagement events, arts administration, music promotion, and further scholarly work.

Which department am I in?

University of Huddersfield

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£16,000.00 (US$ 21,879) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

University of Huddersfield

Queensgate,

Huddersfield,

Kirklees,

HD1 3DH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have Bachelor degree with a GPA between 2.7 and 3.2. All applicants are considered individually and alternative qualifications may be acceptable. Please refer the university website for details of the English Language requirements for entry to individual postgraduate degree programmes.

For international students

Entry requirements You are required to have a good honours degree from a recognised University or equivalent institution. Your application materials or previous qualifications should be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of musicology. This can typically be demonstrated through a relevant dissertation undertaken at undergraduate level or other substantial piece of guided research, or where the musicological component of your degree was awarded marks of at least an upper second class level. English Requirements: If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 7.0 overall with no element lower than 6.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages.

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

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