Ethnomusicology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    9811
    Tuition (Year)
    4932
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #501 ,
The MA in Ethnomusicology is a one-year, full-time programme, which considers music in its cultural context. By applying theoretical concepts developed in the Social Sciences and by testing these within the context of field research, Ethnomusicology provides an alternative approach to the study of Irish Traditional Music, Popular Music and World Music. This approach embraces Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Area Studies and Education in addition to other relevant areas in musical studies.

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Objectives
  • To equip postgraduates with a professional qualification in Ethnomusicology;
  • To develop a sound theoretical basis for undertaking musical research;
  • To provide students with a thorough grounding in the field for teaching purposes;
  • To give practical training in musical performance and dance;
  • To consider Irish music within a larger geographical framework.

Careers

The degree course is designed to meet the continuing education needs of graduates in music and in cognate and closely related disciplines. The course is also designed to cater to the occupational and vocational needs of the following professions: university and college lecturers in ethnomusicology, secondary teachers of music, professional music performers, music archivists, music administrators, music educators, and media specialists.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Introduction to Fieldwork Techniques
  • Media Technologies for Performing Arts & Art Research
  • Introduction to Ritual Studies
  • History of Ethnomusicology
  • Music Ethnography
  • Critical Engagements with Irish Traditional Music
  • The Anthropology of Music
  • World Music Survey
  • Broadening through Awareness, Activism and the Arts (Postgraduate)
  • Independent Study
  • Writing and Documentation of Arts Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade A):

    200

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Admission Requirements:

A primary degree in a suitable discipline (e.g. Anthropology, Music, Cultural Studies and Folklore) with a first or second class honours, or an approved professional qualification. An interview will be required in all cases, as well as an audition where necessary. Candidates may be required to submit additional audio visual and/or written material. Applications from graduates with music and/or dance experience are especially welcome.

Documents Required:

  • Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable)
  • English language qualification(s) (if English is not your first language)
  • A one page supporting statement
  • A copy of your birth certificate

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

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
  • University of Cambridge ESOL –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade A
  • 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

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 9811 International
  • EUR 4932 EU/EEA

Funding

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