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MA Music and Management

Year 1

(Award available for year: Master of Arts)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:
• Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of, and the ability to evaluate critically the concepts, values and debates informing the discipline;
• Demonstrate understanding of a range of methods, approaches, and research techniques appropriate to the scholarly study of music management;
• Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between research, theory and practice, and between evidence and enquiry in the music business and related industries;
• Demonstrate the ability to apply key skills by devising, planning, executing, and reporting on an extended project in the area of music management;
• Take a proactive and self-reflective role in working, through the analysis and evaluation of own and others’ ideas, and to develop professional relationships with others;
• Develop skills in presentation suitable to the programme and industry.

Transferable (key) skills

Masters (taught), Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:
• the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry or area of professional practice;
• evaluating their own achievement and that of others;
• self direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;
• independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;
• critically to engage in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms.


Achievement for the degree of Master (taught programme) will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:
• evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within the discipline;
• demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;
• drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;
• evaluating and criticising received opinion;
• making reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.


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