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MA in Music (by Research): Opera Studies

University of York

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of York

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JUL-21, OCT-21, JAN-22, APR-22, JUL-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MA by Research: Opera Studies is intended for individuals with a strong interest in opera as it is practised today and who wish to pursue individual research projects on the institutions, staging or theory of opera. Students in the MA by Research: Opera Studies will typically have acquired substantial experience in opera-related fields, either through undergraduate studies on opera-related topics, or through employment in the opera industry. The programme aims to equip students with the research skills necessary for further academic studies, but also to prompt students to engage practically with opera and to reflect critically on these practical experiences. During the programme, students will be encouraged to find opportunities for internships with professional opera companies, and to take advantage of the many opportunities for opera performance/staging within the Department. Applicants for this programme of study should have a clear research proposal that will form the basis of a dissertation of between 30,000 and 40,000 words.

The MA in Music by Research offers postgraduate opportunities to individuals who prefer to study independently rather than through classroom teaching, working under the close supervision of an expert in their field. This is a research degree, not a taught course programme, and applicants will need to have a clearly-focussed research proposal in their given area in order to be considered for admission to the research MA. Supervision and tutorial meetings are held on either a weekly or fortnightly basis throughout the academic year and by arrangement over the summer vacation. There is also an opportunity for all MA by Research students to interact with one another: the MA Research Forum. Meeting on Wednesday mornings, this is a discussion group that engages with common themes, such as issues of writing about music, while offering the opportunity for individual students to present aspects of their research topics to the larger group. Students are also encouraged to attend the weekly Research Seminar series (on Wednesday afternoons) where invited speakers, staff members and PhD students give presentations about their latest work, and there are opportunities to meet other postgraduate researchers.

Tuition fees

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£ 22,250per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of York

  • University League Table

    22nd

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 85

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    164 76%

    17th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    23rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    24th

    14

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