2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue
MA Music and Wellbeing
|Programme code:||MA-MU/MW||UCAS code:|
|Duration:||12 Months||Method of Attendance:||Full Time|
|Programme manager:||Dr Freya Bailes||Contact address:||email@example.com|
Total credits: 180
Normally a first degree in music, psychology, healthcare, arts therapies, sociology, or similar (first or upper second class), or equivalent, subject to satisfactory interview for which a sample of written work will be submitted. English GCSE grade C or above, or IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6 in any component.
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The MA Music and Wellbeing develops the critical and analytical techniques needed to evaluate and evidence the relationship between musical engagement and wellbeing, while learning skills directly related to careers in areas including arts therapies, education outreach/music education, community music, music administration, or to PhD study.
Students will expand their understanding of the topic, learning to identify the methodological and ethical challenges of researching in real-world settings, and developing the empirical skills needed to conduct independent research, drawing on this knowledge to complete a dissertation.
The degree is built around three core subject-area modules exploring Music, Wellbeing and its Evaluation, Applied Professional Practice, and Empirical Research Techniques. Through these modules students expand their understanding of the relationship between musical engagement and wellbeing, learn to identify the methodological and ethical challenges of researching in real-world settings, and develop the empirical skills needed to conduct independent research. The Applied Professional Practice module provides students with opportunities to take a proactive and self-reflective role in their work, developing professional relationships with our partner organisations.
The major submission is a dissertation on an aspect of music and wellbeing of the student’s own choosing, and students also choose an optional module to complete their degree. This might be in an area of music such as music psychology, musicology, or performance, or in a related area such as arts fundraising or arts management.
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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]
Students must study 180 credits comprised from a mix of compulsory and optional modules adding up to 180 credits.
Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:
|MUSS5162M||Dissertation||60 credits||1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)|
|MUSS5731M||Music, Wellbeing and its Evaluation||30 credits||Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)|
|MUSS5732M||Applied Professional Practice||30 credits||Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)|
|MUSS5932M||Empirical Research Techniques||30 credits||Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)|
Candidates may study 30 credits from the following optional modules:
|EDUC5039M||Creative Inquiry, Communication and Learning||30 credits||1 May to 30 Sep|
|MUSS5130M||Issues in Musicology||30 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|MUSS5132M||Short Dissertation||30 credits||Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun), 1 Jan to 30 Sep|
|MUSS5133M||Short Dissertation||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun), 1 May to 30 Sep, Semester 1 (Sep to Jan), 1 Jan to 31 May|
|MUSS5134M||Individual Project||30 credits||Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun), 1 Jan to 31 May, 1 Jan to 30 Sep, Semester 2 (Jan to Jun), 1 May to 30 Sep, Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|MUSS5139M||International Research Project||30 credits||Not running in 202021|
|MUSS5330M||Instrumental or Vocal Recital||30 credits||1 Jan to 31 May, 1 May to 30 Sep, Semester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|MUSS5337M||Applied Performance Studies||30 credits||1 Jan to 30 Sep, Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)|
|MUSS5833M||The Recording Industry Now||30 credits||1 Jan to 30 Jun|
|MUSS5931M||Case Studies in the Applied Psychology of Music||30 credits||Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)|
|PECI5207M||Arts Management and Cultural Leadership||30 credits||1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|PECI5702M||Professional Practice: Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy||30 credits||1 Jun to 31 Dec|
Candidates may (after consultation with their Programme Leader) take up to 30 credits of Discovery modules. These will normally be either level 3 or M-level; student must pass a minimum of 135 credits at M-level in order to be awarded a Masters qualification.
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