MA Music: Musicology pathway

The Musicology pathway is designed to introduce students to a wide variety of musicological methods, theories and approaches, to develop skills in editing, analysis, critical thinking and techniques for research, and to provide balanced and comprehensive training for those who wish to pursue future research degrees.

In the first semester, all MA in Music students take an introductory course in Research Skills for Musicians and Readings in Musicology. Together, these provide the foundation for the second semester's units, on Source Study, Palaeography and Editorial Practices, together with a choice between Special Studies and other optional units taught both in the Music Department and in other departments.

In the course of these units, you will come into contact with the specialised research areas of members of staff in the Department, and start to formulate a topic for your own dissertation or edition, written in the summer.

Main features

  • Weekly research seminar series given by resident and guest speakers in the Music Department as well as regular seminars in the Centre for Medieval Studies.
  • Specialist supervision from academics with research interests from the Ninth to the 21st Centuries.
  • Units tailored to provide the grounding for further study.
  • Emphasis on small-group discussion.

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