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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Durham University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    04-OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Students studying for a research degree concentrate on pursuing an independent research project devised in consultation with their supervisors. Musicologists and ethnomusicologists write a large-scale dissertation, and composers produce a portfolio of original compositions accompanied by a critical commentary. You will work under the guidance of an expert supervisory team and your progress will be reviewed periodically to support you in bringing the project to a successful conclusion. Thesis length is 50,000 words (maximum). To foster your development as a researcher and integrate you fully into the department’s community of scholars, we will ask you to participate in the departmental seminar series and attend the regular meetings of an appropriate research group related to your area of specialism. These events offer opportunities for lively intellectual exchange and debate which will stimulate you to find new ways of thinking about your topic and to refine your ideas. The department’s research environment is notable for its strong interdisciplinary, which will enable you to become familiar with a range of pertinent methodological approaches current in other domains of intellectual enquiry. You will additionally be encouraged to present your work at conferences, workshops, and at other appropriate forums as suitable opportunities arise, and to participate in a range of training courses to assist your personal and professional development.

Tuition fees

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£ 21,465per year

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University information

Durham University

  • University League Table

    5th

  • Campus address

    Durham University, The Palatine Centre, Stockton Road, Durham, Durham, DH1 3LE, England

By inspiring students to do outstanding things at Durham, the university believes they will do outstanding things in the world.
Durham's famous cathedral and castle are at the heart of the city – and the heart of the university – forming a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Beyond studies, Durham offers a student experience and college life that is truly unique.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    5th out of 87 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    203 100%

    1st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    31st

    29
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%

    24th

    7

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