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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Oxford

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-OCT-21

  • Duration

    21 months

Course summary

About the course

The MPhil is designed for students wishing to attain a thorough grounding in musicology at an advanced level, either as a preparation for doctoral research or an autonomous qualification. In the first year you follow the MSt in Music (Musicology), proceeding in the second year to individual supervision leading to the completion of a dissertation and written project.

The Master of Philosophy in Music (Musicology) introduces a broad range of current methodologies and approaches in music scholarship.

Assessment

As the first year of this course is identical to the MSt in Music (Musicology), assessment will be through an essay or exercise in response to one of the core seminars at the end of Michaelmas term. A second essay responding to one of the elective seminars is submitted at the end of Hilary term. The final assessment is a bibliographic essay relating to the final submission, which will be either a dissertation in musicology or ethnomusicology or an editorial exercise (edition) in Trinity term.

In order to proceed into the second year of the MPhil, you will normally need to obtain an average of 65% for your first year work overall, and a mark of over 70 in your dissertation.

The second year is spent producing coursework, comprising both a project of 8,000 to 12,000 words (which could be an extended essay, analysis portfolio, ethnomusicological project, or critical edition) and a dissertation of between 22,000 and 25,000 words in musicology or ethnomusicology, or a substantial edition with prefatory matter of comparable length.

Graduate destinations

Doctoral research in music, other music-related or broadly cultural professions.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 27,460per 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 Oxford

  • University League Table

    1st

  • Campus address

    University of Oxford, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2JD, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    1st out of 87 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    187 92%

    7th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%

    7th

    16
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

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