Music & Cultural History

University College Cork


Course Name Music & Cultural History
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CKD21 CKE79
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters MA
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date 7 September 2020
Application Date

Expand+Applications for academic year 2020/2021 are open.

EU Applicants: UCC operates a rounds closing date system for the majority of postgraduate taught courses, which means offers are made four times a year on a rolling basis. Some courses have one s...

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Duration 1 year Full-time; 2 years Part-time

The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.
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Entry Requirements

Expand+In order to be permitted to proceed to the MA Degree in Music and Cultural History, a candidate must hold a primary honours degree in Music (or one in which Music is a major subject) with at least a Second Class Honours grade or higher.



Expand+Course Practicalities
Each of the modules in Part A runs for twelve weeks (either September to December or January to March) and consists of three weekly hours of seminars as well as an additional hour of self-directed study.

You will also be enc...

Course Content

Expand+The one-year MA in Music and Cultural History is a progressive alternative to conventional postgraduate courses in musicology, and it draws on the diverse expertise of internationally renowned scholars to combine the very best of traditional and cont...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Students take 90 credits as follows:

Part I
MU6030 Research Skills (5 credits)
MU6003 Performance Studies (15 credits)
MU6031 Sound Studies & Musicology (5 credits)
MU6034 Multidisciplinary Debates in Musicology and Ethnomusicology (5 credit)

Assessment Method You will be assessed through a combination of coursework (essays, portfolios of short assignments, learning journals), in-class presentations and viva voce examinations. There are no written examinations.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+What can I do after I graduate with an MA in Music and Cultural History?

UCC Musicology graduates develop a wide range of skills that are invaluable to our cultural industries and information economy, including: critical, historical, and global th...

Further Enquiries Dr. Melanie Marshall
Tel:+ 353 21 4904629 / 4904530

Ms. Celena O'Brien
Tel: 00 353 21 4904530
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