MA in Ethnomusicology

MA in Ethnomusicology

Friday, 31 May 2019, 5.00pm

This innovative one-year taught MA in Ethnomusicology offers a fresh and dynamic approach to the study of music at postgraduate level in Ireland. It combines scholarship and performance in the study of a diverse range of music traditions from around the world. Emphasis is given to performance, history and theory of ethnomusicology, cultural and performance theories and ethnographic field research.

The Department of Music is internationally renowned as a centre of excellence for the study of Irish traditional music and world music. Postgraduate students join a thriving research culture in our Department. Our music scholars and practitioners represent a model of innovative research in the twenty-first century. Committed to a diversity of scholarly traditions and forms of creativity, our staff are internationally recognised for their innovative research, which is marked by its progressive attitudes and its diversity of coverage.

The MA in Ethnomusicology consists 90 credits as follows

MU6003 Performance Studies (15 credits) 
MU6004 Performance Practice (15 credits) 
MU6030 Research Skills (5 credits)
MU6034 Multidisciplinary Debates in Musicology and Ethnomusicology (5 credits)
MU6042 Ethnography of Music (10 credits)
MU6043 History and Theory of Ethnomusicology (10 credits) 

Part II

Research Project (30 credits)

The programme can also be taken part-time over 24 months (by day).  The course structure for part-time students would be subject to agreeement with the Department of Music.

Postgraduate Diploma in Ethnomusicology (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
Candidates who pass at least 60 credits of taught modules may elect to exit the programme and be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Ethnomusicology.

Details of the programme content and modules are in the Postgraduate College Calendar.

For further details visit the link below.


Published on 15 January 2019

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