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Full time | Bangor University | 2 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Music Studies

Course type

Research

Course Summary

About This Course

Research Areas

Music with specialisations in:

Musicology
Composition
Welsh Music
Performance

Normally the research project will be limited to any one area. Performers, however, will follow, in addition to their practical studies (60%), an agreed programme of original research into historical study, performance practice, editing or analysis, focusing on aspects related or central to repertoire performed (40%).

Programme Structure

As a research programme, the course does not have a modular outline. Each student receives close supervision on an individual and original project, which has the potential to make a new and substantial contribution to the field.

Each student has a supervisory committee, led by the main supervisor, assisted by two other staff members with relevant expertise.

Research students have regular meetings with their supervisor and are entitled to consult other members of their committee as appropriate. They are also encouraged to present reports on their work in seminars and colloquia during each of their period of study.

Final assessment will be through viva voce examination through an appointed panel. The panel consists of one internal examiner from within the University/School (not identical with members of the supervisory committee), one external examiner, who is an expert in the field, and a chair.

Careers

A postgraduate research degree is the highest attainable study qualification. During the programme, students will make a significant and original contribution to their subject area and become a leading expert in this field. The learning process, although supervised, is independent, self-motivated and self-directed. Together with their subject-specific expertise, this qualifies graduates for managerial positions, professional research roles, high-level creative occupations, and academic careers.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

4,580

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

16,250

Entry requirements

Degree at British Master’s standard: normally merit degree or equivalent. Proposal of a project, appropriate to the duration and academic level of the course. Performers will have to audition or, alternatively, submit a recent unedited recorded video performance, featuring contrasting repertoire (45-60 minutes). Musicologists and composers may be asked to submit samples of their work. Postgraduate degrees by research are suitable for candidates who already have some experience at postgraduate level (normally evinced through a Master’s degree). Apart from these formal requirements, candidates will be accepted on the strength of their research proposal.

University information

Located on the beautiful North Wales coast between the mountains and the sea, Bangor University has a rich academic history and delivers a superb student experience, making it a unique higher education institution in the UK. A welcoming academic community with around 10,000 students, Bangor University has a renowned reputation for excellent student support, offering a diverse range of courses spanning subject areas within the arts and...more

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