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:
By the end of the programme students will have acquired or further developed:
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
All students give a short (approximately 20 minutes) presentation on the topic of their dissertation in the summer term.
Written feedback is provided for all assessed work. Oral feedback is provided for seminar and class presentations.
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.
45% (Standard Project) or 30% (Extended Project).
50 - 60 minute recital for those taking the recital option.
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.