NFQ Level 9, Major Award

The MA in Ethnomusicology may be taken full-time over 12 months or part-time over 24 months from the date of first registration for the programme.

In order to be permitted to proceed to the MA Degree in Ethnomusicology, a candidate must hold a primary honours degree in Music (or in a cognate subject, such as Anthropology, Folklore, Cultural Studies) with at least a Second Class Honours grade or higher. Applicants with an appropriate professional equivalent (e.g. professional musician of high standing, music media professionals, etc.) will also be considered. Applicants may be required to undergo an interview with members of the programme team and may be required to pass a qualifying test. Final acceptance is subject to approval by the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, UCC.

Students take 90 credits as follows:

Part I
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
MU6006 Research Project (30 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2018/2019.

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.

Programme Learning Outcomes for MA in Ethnomusicology (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for Postgraduate Diploma in Ethnomusicology (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Open ALL sections above