What is the programme?
Taught modules will include guided studies in the following areas:
Foundation Disciplines of Music Education
Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Music Education
Theories of Music Performance
Psychology of Music
Creativity and Music
Music and Culture
Developmental Theories of Music
Sociological Perspectives on Music Education
Principles and Practices of Research in Education
Conceptions of Music Education
Critical Perspectives on Music Teaching Methodologies
Programme and Curriculum Design for Music
Assessment and Evaluation in Music Education
The MA programme includes a student-directed Practicum module that caters for the professional and artistic interests of course participants.
Part-time Mode (Two Years)
The part-time course requires 6 contact hours per week over two semesters in Year One. Parts of these modules will be delivered online. 3 contact hours per week are required during the first semester of Year Two. A week-long summer course occurs in Year One also. Taught modules will normally be delivered in the evenings. Additional seminars and workshops may be included, as appropriate. Dissertation work will be carried out in Year Two.
Full-time Mode (One Year)
Delivery will be the same as for the part-time course with the exception that the dissertation work will be carried out during the same academic year. As well as this, full-time students take one extra module in Year One, semester one.
How long is the dissertation?
Students will be required to undertake substantial research leading to a final Dissertation of 20,000 25,000 words.