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MMus Master of Music

The Master of Music course at the School of Creative Arts, University of Ulster

The Master of Music course at the School of Creative Arts, University of Ulster is designed to appeal to musicians from a variety of backgrounds. It allows students to specialise in one of five areas: Performance (classical, jazz, Irish traditional, rock or popular styles), or Composition (including the combination of acoustic and electronic sources and mixed-media composition), or Musicology or Music Technology (including electroacoustic composition and mixed media digital arts), or Music in the Community. Complementary modules (some taught; some student-directed, staff supervised) are also offered in order that students may create a personalised pathway within one or other of the main areas.

 

Classes take place over three 12-week semesters with students choosing modules to the value of 60 credits in each of the first two semesters. The third semester is devoted to the Major Project. For students who elect not to proceed with the Major Project, the Postgraduate Diploma is available as an exit degree.

Teaching is delivered in a variety of ways including lectures, seminars, tutorials, individual workshops and masterclasses.

The MMus is available as a full-time (1 calendar year - as detailed below) or part-time (2 calendar years - according to a potentially more flexible schedule) course. 

Fees for 2011-12 were £3670 (spread over two years for the part-time course). A limited number of funding opportunities can be found here.

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Modules

    Year 1

  • Specialism 1 (MUS801)
    Semester 1
    • Specialism 1 offers opportunities for students to develop skills in their chosen specialisms of Performance (classical, Irish traditional, jazz, rock or popular styles), or Musicology, or Composition (including including the combination of acoustic and electronic sources, and mixed media), or Technology (including electroacoustic composition and mixed media digital arts), or Music in the Community. It covers a range of essential practical and theoretical topics related to the chosen area of specialism, as well as appropriate research skills.

      Credits: 40

      This Module Is Compulsory

      Staff

      Liz Doherty - Lecturer

      Brian Bridges - Lecturer

      Adam Melvin - Lecturer/Supervisor

      Cormac Newark - Module Co-ordinator

  • Placement (MUS813)
    Semester 1
    • This module allows students to spend a period of time working outside the university in a suitable music or arts organisation.

      Credits: 20

      Staff

      Cormac Newark - Module Co-ordinator

  • Minor Project 1: Music (MUS803)
    Semester 1
    • This module will allow students to present a minor project representing the fruits of a contained piece of individual research. Having agreed a topic with an appointed supervisor that will offer scope for higher academic study and/or professional development, the student’s work will be supported by regular tutorial contact.

      Credits: 20

      Staff

      Cormac Newark - Supervisor

      Brian Bridges - Supervisor

      Liz Doherty - Supervisor

      Adam Melvin - Supervisor

  • Minor Project 2: Music (MUS815)
    Semester 2
    • This module will allow students to present a minor project representing the fruits of a contained piece of individual research. Having agreed a topic with an appointed supervisor that will offer scope for higher academic study and/or professional development, the student’s work will be supported by regular tutorial contact.

      Credits: 20

      Staff

      Adam Melvin - Supervisor

      Liz Doherty - Supervisor

      Brian Bridges - Supervisor

      Cormac Newark - Supervisor

  • Music Business (MUS804)
    Semester 2
    • This module will give students an understanding of key working practices, skills and national and international organisations relevant to the music business. It will provide students with a set of practical skills to equip them as professional practitioners within the music industry.

      Credits: 20

      Staff

      Cormac Newark - Module Co-ordinator

  • Specialism 2 (MUS802)
    Semester 2
    • Specialism 2 offers opportunities for students to develop skills in their chosen specialisms of Performance (classical, Irish traditional, jazz, rock or popular styles), or Musicology, or Composition (including including the combination of acoustic and electronic sources, and mixed media), or Technology (including electroacoustic composition and mixed media digital arts), or Music in the Community. It covers a range of essential practical and theoretical topics related to the chosen area of specialism, as well as appropriate research skills.

      Credits: 40

      This Module Is Compulsory

      Staff

      Adam Melvin - Supervisor

      Brian Bridges - Lecturer

      Liz Doherty - Lecturer

      Cormac Newark - Module Co-ordinator

  • Major Project (MUS812)
    Semester 3
    • This module will allow students to present a major project representing the fruits of a sustained piece of individual research. Having agreed a topic with an appointed supervisor that will offer scope for higher academic study and/or professional development, the student’s work will be supported by regular tutorial support.

      Credits: 60

      This Module Is Compulsory

      Staff

      Brian Bridges - Supervisor

      Cormac Newark - Supervisor

      Liz Doherty - Module Co-ordinator

Staff