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The MMus in Music capitalises on research strengths within the department of music and is intended for composers, performers (including conductors) and musicologists with a specific interest in an area of musical study. At its centre is an extended project which can combine one or more elements of composition, musicology and performance or be in a specific area of study. The medium of project will be determined by the student’s interests and research, and there is considerable flexibility in
The MMus in Music capitalises on research strengths within the department of music and is intended for composers, performers (including conductors) and musicologists with a specific interest in an area of musical study. At its centre is an extended project which can combine one or more elements of composition, musicology and performance or be in a specific area of study. The medium of project will be determined by the student’s interests and research, and there is considerable flexibility in approach. Previous submissions have included composition portfolios, lecture-recitals or large-scale dissertations on various topics.
The MMus in Music will serve the needs of graduates who may want to continue their studies at postgraduate level, either prior to employment or as a bridge to higher postgraduate qualifications.
The aim of the Programme is threefold:
To provide a natural development from undergraduate programmes, both within and outwith the University of Aberdeen, to postgraduate study in the university in the areas of composition, musicology and performance allowing students to specialise further in these areas and in combinations of them where appropriate.
To provide a bridge between UG study and Postgraduate Research programmes in Music.
To continue to develop the research environment in the Department of Music.
The MMus will also offer an opportunity for a postgraduate qualification to graduates who have already worked for a number of years and would like to return to hone their musical skills at university as part of their continuing professional development (either on a full- or part-time basis).
Students entering the MMus might have specific career aspirations from the start, i.e. composition or musicology or may want to use it as a means of leading to further study (i.e. PhD) or who wish to generalise and simply learn more about their subject.
The courses are designed for in-depth work and to enable students to understand and experience a number of different aspects of music research and the music profession. The degree can also be used as an entry to other professions, as is the case with other postgraduate degrees, where subject specialism is not important.
The University of Aberdeen is the 5th oldest university in the UK and the 3rd oldest university in Scotland. Founded in 1495, the University celebrated its 525th anniversary in 2020. Since founding, the university has been ‘Open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others’ and it still holds this purpose. Over 3,500 postgraduate students, from all over the world, study either on campus or online and the university attracts the best international academics, researchers, and specialists in their disciplines.
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