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2017/18 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Critical and Applied Musicology (Part-Time)

Programme code:MA-MU/CAM-PTUCAS code:
Duration:24 Months Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Dr Matthew Pritchard Contact address:b.white@leeds.ac.uk

There is a part time variant of this programme available.

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Normally a first degree in music (first or upper second class), or equivalent, subject to satisfactory interview for which a sample of written work will be submitted.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Music

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Music Examination Board

Programme specification:

The MA Critical and Applied Musicology programme is designed to provide: a logical progression from the undergraduate music programmes offered by the School of Music at Leeds University and an attractive course for Music graduates from other universities; and the training and preparation necessary for students with ambitions to study musicology to MPhil/PhD level.

The modules Professional Studies and Issues in Critical Musicology are core for the programme. In addition, students acquire advanced competency in a range of key musicological skills (editorial, archival, critical, theoretical) by taking at least one of three compulsory modules (Editing and Archival Studies, Aesthetic Theory or Short Dissertation). These skills are then applied in an extended 60-credit project (Dissertation or Editorial Project) defined in negotiation with the supervisor. Up to 30 credits of optional modules may be studied from those offered in other M-Level disciplines in the School of Music, or, in appropriate cases, elsewhere in the University. Postgraduate musicology study at Leeds therefore comprises a coherent progressive programme, which facilitates movement from general, methodological concerns towards greater specialisation, whilst preserving some flexibility and student choice. Particularly distinctive is the balance struck between topics and approaches traditionally regarded as 'historical musicology' (Editing and Archival Studies), and those associated with the 'critical' or 'new musicology' movement which has come to significance since the 1990s (Issues in Critical Musicology).

The School of Music at Leeds University is one of the largest HEI music departments in Britain and postgraduate studies at Leeds are greatly enriched by the exceptional range and diversity of staff specialisms, and the variety of activities, both practical and academic, taking place within the School. The Brotherton Library provides scope for fruitful study, with its extensive special collection of musical material; students are encouraged to explore these holdings in the course of their studies, as well as relevant archives and repositories further afield, such as York Minster Library, West Yorkshire Archives, and the Henry Watson Music Library, Manchester. The School of Music building also provides a Multimedia Laboratory, Psychology of Music lab, and a dedicated Postgraduate Research Studio, equipped with a number of workstations, desks, and a digital microfilm/fiche reader and printer to facilitate private study. These elements, along with the high calibre and international reputation of the School's musicology staff, give postgraduate musicology at Leeds its unique flavour.


Year 1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

MUSS5030MProfessional Studies30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates will be required to study 180M credits for the award.

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following module in either year 1 or year 2:

MUSS5530MIssues in Critical Musicology30 creditsSemester 2

Candidates will be required to study 30-60 credits of the following modules during year 1 or 2. If you are not taking MUSS5530M Issues in Critical Musicology this year you MUST take at least one of these modules in year 1.

MUSS5132MShort Dissertation30 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep
MUSS5430MEditing and Archival Studies30 creditsSemester 1
MUSS5535MAesthetic Theory30 creditsSemester 1

Candidates may study 30 credits from the following optional modules. If you choose to take MUSS5530M Issues in Critical Musicology in year 2 you will not be able to take any of these optional modules in year 2.

MUSS3130Individual Project30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS3131Individual Project30 creditsSemester 1
MUSS3132Individual Project30 creditsSemester 2
MUSS5231MComposition Studies30 creditsSemester 2
MUSS5330MInstrumental or Vocal Recital30 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
MUSS5335MConcerto/Song-Cycle/Extended Work30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS5337MApplied Performance Studies30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS5435MShort Editorial Project30 creditsSemester 2
MUSS5632MElectronic & Computer Music Practice30 creditsSemester 1
MUSS5633MElectronic & Computer Music Contexts30 creditsSemester 1
MUSS5931MCase Studies in the Applied Psychology of Music30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Elective modules:

Candidates may (after consultation with their Programme Manager) take up to 30 credits of M-level elective modules from outside the School of Music. These will normally be either level 3 of M-level; candidates must pass a minimum of 135 credits at M-level in order to be awarded a Masters qualification. If you choose to take MUSS5530M Issues in Critical Musicology in year 2 you will not be able to take an elective module in year 2.


Year 2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following module if they haven't already done so in year 1:

MUSS5530MIssues in Critical Musicology30 creditsSemester 2

Candidates will be required to study one of the following modules:

MUSS5162MDissertation60 credits1 Jan to 30 Sep
MUSS5462MEditorial Project60 creditsSemester 2

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits of the following optional modules if they haven't already done so in year 1. Candidates who took MUSS5530M Issues in Critical Musicology in year 1 may, if they wish, take a further 30 credits from this group.

MUSS5132MShort Dissertation30 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep
MUSS5430MEditing and Archival Studies30 creditsSemester 1
MUSS5535MAesthetic Theory30 creditsSemester 1

Candidates may study 30 credits from the following optional modules to bring their total profile over years 1 and 2 up to 180 credits:

MUSS3130Individual Project30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS3131Individual Project30 creditsSemester 1
MUSS3132Individual Project30 creditsSemester 2
MUSS5231MComposition Studies30 creditsSemester 2
MUSS5330MInstrumental or Vocal Recital30 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
MUSS5335MConcerto/Song-Cycle/Extended Work30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS5337MApplied Performance Studies30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS5435MShort Editorial Project30 creditsSemester 2
MUSS5632MElectronic & Computer Music Practice30 creditsSemester 1
MUSS5633MElectronic & Computer Music Contexts30 creditsSemester 1
MUSS5931MCase Studies in the Applied Psychology of Music30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Elective modules:

Candidates may (after consultation with their Programme Manager) take up to 30 credits of M-level elective modules from outside the School of Music but only if they have not already done so in year 1.. These will normally be either level 3 of M-level; candidates must pass a minimum of 135 credits at M-level in order to be awarded a Masters qualification.

Last updated: 31/07/2017

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