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Department of Music | MA Music (Music Psychology Pathway)

Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

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Main Subject Area

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Program overview

Main Subject

Music

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

MA Music (Music Psychology Pathway) at Durham University

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The MA in Music embraces your passion for music, whether that’s performing, composing or understanding and researching its many forms and its impact on societies and cultures.


The MA in Music embraces your passion for music whether you perform, compose or aim to understand and research music in its many forms and study its impact on societies and cultures across the globe.


The course prepares you to study music through the selection of a specialism from a range that includes musicology, ethnomusicology, composition, performance, and music psychology.


You will take a core module which focuses on the methods used to research and understand music and its performance within a Higher Education context. This module also provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to carry out independent research at Master's level and introduces the contemporary intellectual issues in music research.


Depending on your proposed specialism, you will also select a pathway module chosen from up to five options. This could be from Musicology, Ethnomusicology, Composition, Performance or Music Psychology.


You will also produce a major project in the form of a dissertation, portfolio of compositions or a performance that is related to your chosen specialism.


We pride ourselves on being one of the leading music departments in the UK, offering innovative courses and producing cutting-edge music research in musicology, analysis, music technology, music psychology, ethnomusicology, composition, and performance.


As a postgraduate, you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities that include recording studios, practice and rehearsal rooms, our concert room and an instrument collection. In addition, the University library contains a wide collection of books, scores, and CDs, and offers a rich range of online resources.


Postgraduates are able to seek a range of careers in music or to use the transferable skills they develop in a different setting.


You will have an excellent grounding that will serve you well if you wish to continue research at a higher level. The same skills and knowledge will also help meet ambitions to gain rewarding careers in a range of fields including for example: performance, teaching, arts administration/management, broadcasting, journalism, and music production.


We help with professional development by preparing postgraduates for the world of employment, providing opportunities to work as teaching and research assistants, to disseminate research, and to participate in dedicated training courses.


Further advice and support is also provided by our Careers and Employability Service.


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Program overview

Main Subject

Music

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

MA Music (Music Psychology Pathway) at Durham University

[email protected]


The MA in Music embraces your passion for music, whether that’s performing, composing or understanding and researching its many forms and its impact on societies and cultures.


The MA in Music embraces your passion for music whether you perform, compose or aim to understand and research music in its many forms and study its impact on societies and cultures across the globe.


The course prepares you to study music through the selection of a specialism from a range that includes musicology, ethnomusicology, composition, performance, and music psychology.


You will take a core module which focuses on the methods used to research and understand music and its performance within a Higher Education context. This module also provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to carry out independent research at Master's level and introduces the contemporary intellectual issues in music research.


Depending on your proposed specialism, you will also select a pathway module chosen from up to five options. This could be from Musicology, Ethnomusicology, Composition, Performance or Music Psychology.


You will also produce a major project in the form of a dissertation, portfolio of compositions or a performance that is related to your chosen specialism.


We pride ourselves on being one of the leading music departments in the UK, offering innovative courses and producing cutting-edge music research in musicology, analysis, music technology, music psychology, ethnomusicology, composition, and performance.


As a postgraduate, you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities that include recording studios, practice and rehearsal rooms, our concert room and an instrument collection. In addition, the University library contains a wide collection of books, scores, and CDs, and offers a rich range of online resources.


Postgraduates are able to seek a range of careers in music or to use the transferable skills they develop in a different setting.


You will have an excellent grounding that will serve you well if you wish to continue research at a higher level. The same skills and knowledge will also help meet ambitions to gain rewarding careers in a range of fields including for example: performance, teaching, arts administration/management, broadcasting, journalism, and music production.


We help with professional development by preparing postgraduates for the world of employment, providing opportunities to work as teaching and research assistants, to disseminate research, and to participate in dedicated training courses.


Further advice and support is also provided by our Careers and Employability Service.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Admission requirements

1 Year
Sep-2024

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Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Undergraduate courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Opportunities for multidisciplinary studies are also available through the Department of Natural Sciences, Department of Liberal Arts or the Department of Combined Honours in Social Sciences.

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Undergraduate programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Masters/Postgraduate Taught programmes.

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