Masters | Postgraduate Course - Music (Musicology) MMus Course Details within University of Surrey

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Music (Musicology) MMus

Study Details

MMus 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Why choose this course

Our MMus in Music (Musicology) is distinctive in its range of musicological, compositional and performance-based elements.

You will benefit from our diverse research strengths, many ensemble performance opportunities and our expertise in a range of musical fields. These include contemporary music for the concert hall, popular music, film music, opera, acoustic, electronic and computer-generated music.

Academics within our Department of Music and graduates of this course are internationally recognised theorists and practitioners in a wide range of musical activity and areas of specialism.

What you will study

The Musicology pathway of our MMus in Music is designed with a flexible approach that reflects our team’s research expertise, our students’ own specialisations and the increasingly varied nature of the discipline.

Art and popular music are both catered for within the pathway, drawing on the expertise of staff across these areas.

You will take two compulsory research training modules followed by a combination of compulsory specialism-related modules and optional modules. You may then choose to undertake a dissertation.

This course will prepare you for a variety of careers, including in performance, composition, teaching and arts administration. This course is also ideal preparation for future research work at PhD level.

Module details

 Year 1 (full-time)

  • CASE STUDIES A Compulsory
  • COMPOSITION A Optional
  • COMPOSITIONAL PROGRAMMING A Optional
  • CONDUCTING A Optional
  • CREATIVE PRACTICE A Optional
  • MUSIC PROJECT A Optional
  • PERFORMANCE A Optional
  • READINGS IN MUSICOLOGY A Compulsory
  • RESEARCH TRAINING A Compulsory
  • STUDIO TECHNIQUES Optional
  • TOPIC STUDY A Optional
  • CASE STUDIES B Compulsory
  • COMPOSITIONAL PROGRAMMING B Optional
  • DIGITAL IMPROVISATION 2 Optional
  • DISSERTATION 60 CREDIT Compulsory
  • DISSERTATION 90 CREDIT Compulsory
  • MODERNISM AND POSTMODERNISM Optional
  • MUSIC PROJECT B Optional
  • PERFORMANCE A Optional
  • READINGS IN MUSICOLOGY B Compulsory
  • RESEARCH TRAINING B Compulsory
  • SCREEN MUSIC STUDIES Optional
  • TOPIC STUDY B Optional

Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7
 
2 x 15 credit options are available if the 60 credit dissertation is chosen.
Note that students must take one (and only one) of the 60 or 90 credit dissertation modules (MUSM060 or MUSM061 respectively).

Entry Requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification.