Applicants will normally hold a bachelor degree in music or an equivalent qualification. They need to submit an extended piece of writing on a musical subject in order to provide evidence of writing skills and intellectual ability appropriate for musicological study at master’s level. An English test is required except for students majoring in Arabic music. Selection is based on information submitted by the applicant, and by interview when necessary.
To receive the degree of Master of Arts in Music, a student must complete a total of 36 credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 in all Major Courses.
Structure and Time-Table
The program is delivered over four semesters. All students, whether full- or part-time, initially complete the program requirements, and attend the research method course. Classes are normally timetabled in the afternoons.
The program moves from general methodological concerns towards greater specializations:
- 1.Research methodology;
- 2.Academic study. All students are required to take courses in Musical Thought, languages and aesthetics;
- 3.Dissertation. Here students embark on a programme of independent study, supervised by a dissertation advisor.