On completion of this course students should be able to:
- Apply the best practices of local, national and international standards in their professional performance in their chosen specialisation;
- Pursue an informed program of independent further study in their chosen area of specialisation in music;
- Provide leadership in the profession in their chosen area of specialisation in music;
- Use current technologies and assimilate the potential of emerging technologies to facilitate and heighten the dissemination of skills, knowledge and information;
- Value and participate in projects requiring team-work.
On completion of the Musicology or Ethnomusicology stream, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate specialist knowledge in the area of their research in music;
- Present their research in publishable form or work towards incorporating their findings in further research;
- Proceed to the PhD if their MMus thesis has demonstrated appropriate research potential;
- Apply the experience gained in their training to the practical needs of society as appropriate.
The Master of Music (Musicology/Ethnomusicology) is a research degree in which students undertake research in Musicology or Ethnomusicology.
Musicology and Ethnomusicology candidates undertake a research project and prepare a thesis which may be presented as:
- A study of approximately 30,000 - 40,000 words embodying the results of significant research
- A transcription and edition of a substantial body of music together with a critical study of between 10,000-20,000 words on the music edited.
- A minor thesis of 20,000 to 25,000 words and 3 elective subjects.
Candidates also participate in the weekly Postgraduate Seminar.