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MPhil in Music (Musicology)

MPhil in Music (Musicology)

University of Oxford

Wellington Square, Oxford, GB, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    2
  • Degree MPhil
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 21 months
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, students follow the MSt in Music (Musicology), proceeding in the second year to individual supervision leading to the completion of a dissertation and written project. This course introduces a broad range of current methodologies and approaches in music scholarship. The first year of the course is identical to that of the MSt in Music (Musicology). Students will need to obtain an average of 68% for their first-year work overall, and a mark of over 70 in their dissertation to proceed to the second year. 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.