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2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

PGDip Music and Wellbeing

Programme code:PGD-MU/MWUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Freya Bailes Contact

Total credits: 120

Entry requirements:

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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Programme specification:

The PGDip Music and Wellbeing develops a range of skills needed to evaluate and evidence the relationship between musical engagement and wellbeing, while learning competencies directly related to careers in areas including arts therapies, education outreach/music education, community music, and music administration.

The course is built around three core subject-area modules exploring Music, Wellbeing and its Evaluation, Applied Professional Practice, and Empirical Research Techniques. 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 Short Dissertation. The innovative Applied Professional Practice module will provide you with opportunities to work proactively and self-reflectively, and to develop professional relationships with our partner organisations.
The course is ideal for existing practitioners wishing to enhance their skills or undertake continuous professional development, or students wishing to develop their interests by taking a smaller selection of modules than the 180-credit MA Music and Wellbeing course.

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

Students must study 120 credits comprised from a mix of compulsory and optional modules adding up to 120 credits.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

MUSS5731MMusic, Wellbeing and its Evaluation30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MUSS5732MApplied Professional Practice30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MUSS5932MEmpirical Research Techniques30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 30 credis from the following optional modules:

MUSS5132MShort Dissertation30 credits1 Jan to 30 Sep, Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MUSS5133MShort Dissertation30 credits1 May to 30 Sep, Semester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun), 1 Jan to 31 May

Last updated: 24/05/2021 12:50:06


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