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  • Qualification

    Mmus/MusM - Master of Music

  • Location

    Newcastle University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

The MMus offers a flexible route to advanced musical study including classical, popular, world, contemporary, early, folk and traditional. You can pursue this research-based courses through creative practice (eg composition, performance, improvisation, or a blend of these) or musicological study in a field of your choosing.

Practitioners are able to study in areas such as performance, composition, studio-based work, improvisation, sound-art and mixed media – focusing in any one of these or blending them according to their creative needs. Musicologists are able to study in areas such as critical and cultural musicology, ethnomusicology and world music, folk music studies, early music, popular music studies, and music theory and analysis. It is also possible to combine practice-based and musicologically orientated projects.

The Music Masters Research Training module teaches essential skills and methodologies for the rest of the research-focused course. A series of four Elective Projects allows you to pursue research selected from a range of topics taught in staff-led seminar groups, or undertake supervised solo study in practice-based or musicological research.

The list of projects varies from year to year, but the following is a typical menu:

Debates in the Philosophy and Theory of Music
Popular Music and the Politics of Authenticity
Advanced studies in Musics of the Holocaust
Popular Music before Sound Recording
Advanced Studies in Ethnomusicology
Wild Pop
Indian Music for Postgraduates
Studies in Early Music
Case Studies in Music History
Popular Music Policy: Context and Case Studies
Music Analysis for Postgraduates

The MMus can be regarded as a qualification in its own right, but also offers preparation for doctoral study, not least because of the strong research emphasis.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,000per year

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

University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table

    37th

  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 87 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    154 76%

    19th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    18th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    53rd

    20

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