MA in Music Education

MA in Music Education

Monday, 31 May 2021, 5.00pm

MIC’s Department of Arts Education and Physical Education, in association with the Department of Music, offer this specialised Masters in Music Education. The degree involves an exploration of music teaching and learning processes from a range of social science perspectives and involves interdisciplinary studies in Education, Music and other related fields.

This blended learning programme is suited to anyone with an interest in music education including Teachers (at primary, post-primary and music school/college levels); Policymakers; Community/outreach workers; Curriculum support personnel and Professional/Community musicians.

Topics taught include: philosophy, sociology and psychology of Music Education; creativity; Music Education projects and policies, theories of music performance; music education in schools and communities; social justice and music education; musical participation; musical meaning.

Special programme features
This programme is provided through a mix of online and on-campus teaching. It is offered on a one-year full-time or two-year part-time basis and requires completion of six modules and a dissertation. Full-time students take one extra module in year one, semester one.

Entry requirements
Applicants will normally hold either an honours primary degree with Music along with a post-graduate qualification in Education or an honours primary degree in Education with Music. Applicants with equivalent, appropriate qualifications along with relevant professional experience may also be considered on a case by case basis.

How to apply
Applications for September 2021 entry are now open.  Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 31st May 2021.

For further details about the programme, contact the course director at ailbhe.kenny [at]

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