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  • Qualification

    Mmus/MusM - Master of Music

  • Location

    University of Huddersfield

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course is designed to enable you to pursue musicology at an advanced level of scholarship, with increased intellectual confidence, enhanced research skills, professional responsibility, and critical and theoretical awareness of sub-disciplines of musicology, appropriate to making an original contribution to the professional field of music studies. You will do so as part of a vibrant, stimulating and energetic community for music researchers at the University of Huddersfield.

We will provide you with a high-quality learning experience, based upon the teaching and research strengths of our staff. We will support you as you develop as a music scholar, learning to understand and evaluate a range of research methods and topics, and how to communicate these both within and outside of the wider academic community. Teaching will include archive-based sessions, which will give you confidence in handling and analysing a wide range of specialist sources from manuscripts to early sound recordings.

You will learn how to devise, research, manage and conduct a major independent study to completion, offering you expert knowledge and expertise to support you at every stage. You will be taught by members of our large team of academic staff, the topics of whose research and publications cover music from prehistoric and medieval periods to music of the present day. Particular areas of specialism in Musicology include music and gender, film musicology, theory and analysis, early music, source studies and editions, historical musicology, and cultural musicology.

Music at the University of Huddersfield has an international reputation, and hosts what is possibly the largest postgraduate community in music in the world. You will benefit from attendance at the regular Music Research Seminars, whose speakers include internal and visiting specialists each week. You will be a member of the Centre for Music, Culture and Identity which provides a focus for musicological research in the department. It includes the Popular Music Research Group, whose expertise in pop musicology are particularly related to metal. CMCI maintains strong connections with other research centres, including CeReNeM – notably the Music and Democracy research group – and ReCePP, whose members are performers and practice-based researchers across wide stylistic contexts.

Furthermore, the Music team regularly hosts specialist international conferences in Musicology, including the Biennial International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music (2018), and Music Since 1900 (2019), the Performance Studies Network Conference (2021), and Roberto Gerhard (2020). Such conferences open opportunities for PGT students to be involved in running and speaking at international symposia, forming networks with other researchers, and exploring avenues for the publication of their work.

The University presents regular concerts throughout the academic year, hosting a wide variety of professional performers across a range of genres and styles. Additionally the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and Electric Spring offer performances given by leading practitioners within the field of new music.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,500per year

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University information

University of Huddersfield

  • University League Table

    53rd

  • Campus address

    University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, Kirklees, HD1 3DH, England

100% of teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy – Huddersfield is the first and only UK university to achieve this.
Huddersfield has a thriving international community of over 2,700 students from nearly 100 different nationalities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    31st out of 85 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    130 60%

    35th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    29th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%

    22nd

    6

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