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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 31.8k
  • Foreign: $ 46.5k
  • Deadline:
  • 31 5월 2017
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 255pts.
  • Duration:
  • 1 year

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    The MPhil in Music Studies is a 12-month freestanding programme offering advanced training in key areas of musical studies, while at the same time providing a preparation for doctoral research. Its main aims are to give students with relevant experience at first-degree level:

    • critical awareness of issues and trends, informed by current research, across a broad spectrum of music studies;
    • the opportunity to acquire or develop research skills and expertise relevant to a specified area of music studies;
    • experience in carrying out focused research under close supervision.

    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of the programme students will have acquired or further developed:

    • knowledge of and the ability to critically evaluate research techniques and methods relevant to a specialist area of music studies;
    • familiarity with current debates across a broad range of music studies;
    • a range of research skills relevant to music studies, together with skills appropriate to their specific research interests;
    • the ability to utilise established techniques of enquiry in the context of original research.

    Continuing

    Students wishing to continue to the PhD In Music degree must pass the MPhil in Music Studies with at least a high pass of 70%.

    Teaching consists of lectures and/or seminars, together with supervisions, self-directed study and (where relevant) practical instrumental/vocal tuition and composition workshops. Students are also expected to participate in the research culture of the Faculty, in particular by attending its programme of research colloquia.

       
    One to one supervision

    A minimum of 10 hours per year.

    Seminars & classes

    Normally 50 hours per year

     

     

    Posters

    All students give a short (approximately 20 minutes) presentation on the topic of their dissertation in the summer term.

    Feedback

    Written feedback is provided for all assessed work. Oral feedback is provided for seminar and class presentations.

    Assessment

    Thesis

    55% (Standard Project, up to 15,000 words) or 70% (Extended Project, up to 25,000 words). Those taking performance or composition options substitute either a recital or compositions respectively.

    Essays

    45% (Standard Project) or 30% (Extended Project).

    Practical assessment

    50 - 60 minute recital for those taking the recital option.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    program_requirements

    • Magistr (Master's Degree) at Pass level. Diploma Specialista (completed post-1991) with a minimum overall grade of good or 4/5 Bachelor's from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and other prestigious institutions with an overall grade of 4/5 Bologna Bachelor's from other institutions with an overall grade of 5/5, Excellent
    • Diploma Specialista (completed post-1991) with a minimum overall grade of Excellent or 5/5 Bachelor's from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and other prestigious institutions with an overall grade of 5/5
    • IELTS (Academic) 7.5
    • TOEFL Internet Score 110
    • £50 application fee
    • First Academic Reference
    • Second Academic Reference
    • Transcript
    • Research Proposal. An outline in approximately 250 words of your proposed thesis topic or composition portfolio with suggested Supervisor.
    • Sample of Work. c. 3,000, and no more than 5,000 words in total
    • Composition Works. If you are applying for the composition pathway you must provide: -a list of works and details of previous studies in composition, and -between two and four original scores which demonstrate the breadth of your work
    • Audio recordings. If you are applying for the composition pathway you must provide recordings of some or all of the scores required above. If you wish to take the recital option you must provide one or more audio recordings featuring a range of repertoire lasting approximately 60 minutes in total. All recordings should be submitted through Dropbox by sharing electronic files with graduate.applications@mus.cam.ac.uk
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