NFQ Level 9, Major Award

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2020-21 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

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 2020/2021 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

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:

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