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MusM Music (Ethnomusicology) - School of Arts, Languages and Cultures - The University of Manchester
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MusM Music (Ethnomusicology)
A specialist master's degree for a career in composition working with technology and audio-media.

MusM Music (Ethnomusicology) / Overview

Year of entry: 2016

Degree awarded
Master of Music
12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
Entry requirements
Applicants should hold a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree, or its overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject. While many applicants will come from a Music background, applicants from other disciplinary backgrounds (e.g. Anthropology, Cultural Studies, or area studies) who can demonstrate an appropriate level of musical knowledge and experience will also be considered. In exceptional circumstances we may consider relevant professional experience as an alternative route to entry.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

For references, please email the following link to your referees:

References for master's applications

They will submit your references directly to us and we will add them to your application.

Please use the Online Application Form  to apply. Once you register, you can search for the course to which you wish to apply and upload the required supporting documents towards the end of this process.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
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Course overview

  • You're looking for a master's with a strong focus on theory, methodology and current debates in ethnomusicology
  • You would like the opportunity to undertake a work placement with a local arts organisation as part of your degree
  • You want to develop research and presentational techniques for doctoral study or applied work


Each year, the School offers a number of bursaries set at Home/EU fees level, open to both Home/EU and international students. Details of the funding process can be found on the School's funding page  where you can also check details of subject specific bursaries.

The Faculty of Humanities Loyalty Bursary offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a 1st within the last three years and are progressing to a postgraduate taught masters course for September 2016 entry.

See also the University's postgraduate funding database   for more funding opportunities, including the latest information on the new Government Postgraduate Loan Scheme.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Contact name
PG Taught Admissions
0161 275 0322
Academic department overview

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