Music (Musicology) MA
Goldsmiths, University of London
Key Course Facts
The Musicology pathway in the MA Music programme qualifies graduates to embark upon their own research. While honing specialist skills, this pathway teaches students bold approaches to music as a practice and an academic discipline.
Taking up current debates and formative ideas, the Musicology pathway prepares students for advanced-level teaching, research, music editing, criticism, broadcasting, librarianship or historically aware performance. Rigorous training, for instance in working with primary sources, is combined with a radical interrogation of musicology’s future in the twenty-first century.
Two compulsory options deliver fundamental knowledge, and you choose two options from those offered across MA and MMus pathways. The knowledge acquired from your coursework underpins your dissertation, supervised throughout the year in one-to-one tutorials with a leading academic.
Private tours to archives and other relevant institutions in and around London complement onsite teaching.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Graduate Degrees
- (minimum 6.0 in Writing)
- Undergraduate Degrees
- (minimum 6.0 in Writing)
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You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in Music or an equivalent subject. Your qualification should comprise a substantial academic element relevant to the selected MA pathway and option choices. A detailed transcript of your degree is preferred. Students who have completed up to 90 credits (not including final 60-credit projects or dissertations) of a comparable degree at another university can apply for recognition of prior learning status as part of their application for a place on the programme, where such credits are carried forward into your study at Goldsmiths. If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0 to study this programme.
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
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About Goldsmiths, University of London
Founded in 1891, Goldsmiths, University of London, is located in the South-Eastern area of London known as New Cross. The facilities are impressive at this university, providing students with Art, TV, and Radio studios, as well as a host of other resources aimed at optimising the experience for students on any of their courses. With Goldsmith’s exceptionally active event calendar, making new connections is easy, giving learners a way to socialise without even having to step foot off campus.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Music and Philosophy BA (Hons)||The University of Nottingham||70%||1%||4%||£9250||£24500||136||Nottingham||On campus Full-time|
|Popular Music Performance - Keys BMus (Hons) BMus (Hons)||Institute of Contemporary Music Performance||52%||5%||6%||£9250||£13750||120||London||On campus Full-time|
|Graduate Diploma in Musical Direction Grad Dip||Royal Conservatoire of Scotland||52%||5%||6%||£8997||£14115||120||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|German/Music MA (Hons)||University of Glasgow||89%||0%||5%||£27750||£79290||197||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Music (Jazz with Classical) BA (Hons)||Leeds Conservatoire||70%||1%||13%||£9250||£17500||135||Leeds||On campus Full-time|
|Early Childhood and Music Production BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||78%||3%||9%||£9250||£11400||118||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Music and Philosophy BA (Hons)||Durham University||93%||0%||4%||£9250||£24500||189||Durham||On campus Full-time|
|French/Music MA (Hons)||University of Glasgow||84%||0%||5%||£27750||£79290||207||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Creative Musicianship BA (Hons) BA (Hons)||Institute of Contemporary Music Performance||52%||5%||6%||£9250||£13750||120||London||On campus Full-time|
|Information Technology and Music Production BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||90%||5%||5%||£9250||£11400||117||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|