University of Bristol

Arts and Humanities

MA Music

Address:

Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road

Second Floor, Union Building, Queen's Road, Clifton

Bristol, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MA Music

Format: Campus

Program Description:

There are five pathways in this flexible MA programme:

  • Composition
  • Medieval Music
  • Musicology
  • Performance
  • Russian Music.

The modules you take will vary according to your chosen pathway, but all include basic music training units, such as Research Skills for Musicians, specialised units specific to the pathway, and a large menu of optional units. These are followed by a major project: a musicological dissertation or edition for musicologists (including those on the Russian Music and Medieval Music pathways), a minor and a major recital for performers, and a portfolio of compositions for composers.

The content of this MA programme relates closely to the research interests of the academic staff.

Programme structure

Core units

All students take the Research Skills for Musicians unit (20 credits)

Optional units

Optional units can vary each year but may include:

  • Composition Pathway
    • Contemporary Compositional Ideas and Techniques (40 credits)
    • Introduction to Professional Composing (20 credits)
    • Two optional units (20 credits)
    • Portfolio of Compositions (60 credits)
  • Medieval Music Pathway
    • Readings in Musicology (40 credits)
    • Latin (20 credits)
    • Two optional units (20 credits each)
    • Dissertation or Edition (60 credits)
  • Musicology Pathway
    • Readings in Musicology (40 credits)
    • Source Study, Palaeography and Editorial Techniques (20 credits)
    • Two optional units (20 credits each)
    • Dissertation or Edition (60 credits)
  • Performance Pathway
    • Source Study, Palaeography and Editorial Techniques (20 credits)
    • Four optional units (20 credits each)
    • Performance (60 credits)
  • Russian Music Pathway
    • Readings in Musicology (40 credits)
    • Russian (20 credits)
    • Two optional units (20 credits each)
    • Dissertation or Edition (60 credits)

International Student Requirements:

IELTS English language 6.5 overall, minimum 6.5 in all bands or equivalent

Facts & Figures

Out State Tuition (per year): 15,500 GBP

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

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