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CIT Cork School of Music offers Masters degrees by Research in the areas of Musicology, Music Education, and Music Technology.


Masters by Research

  • Also known as a Level 9 award
  • Takes 21 months full-time (minimum) to complete or 42 months part-time
  • Entry requirement is a 2nd class honours Bachelor Degree (Level 8). Applicants should have gained at least a BMus degree or BA with Music as the major subject, or equivalent degree in a related discipline.
  • Requires mastery of the subject matter
  • Award is based on evaluation of a thesis written on the basis of the research

 

Course structure

  • The programme earns 120 ECT credits.
  • Candidates will normally be required to give presentations on aspects of their ongoing research at intervals over the duration of the research programme.
  • Scholarships
  • The Faculty of Business and Humanities are offering two scholarships (full-fees paid) for two years for full-time Music Research. The scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis.
  • Application
  • Any application to become a postgraduate researcher (Masters) requires the support of a qualified supervisor, and your first task is to discuss your interests with a supervisor and develop a research plan. In most cases, the applicant plays a key role in developing this plan.

When this process has been completed, and following formal approval of the research proposal, candidates are admitted to the CIT research register.

 

Apply online: www.cit.ie/prospectivestudents/postgraduates/research2

Further information from: maria.judge@cit.ie


A growing research community of staff and students at CIT Cork School of Music has yielded research outputs in the areas of performance, pedagogy and music technology. The school has hosted Annual Conferences of the Society for Music Education in Ireland and the SMI Annual Postgraduate Conference and most recently, ISSTA (Irish Sound Science and Technology Association) 2019. Research and supervision links have been established with the international colleges.

Staff specialisms include:

  • Musicology
  • Music in Ireland
  • Composition
  • Music Education
  • Policy and curriculum
  • Music Teaching and Learning
  • Pedagogies
  • Music Technology
  • Performance practice

 

Completed projects:

  • Brian Boydell (1917-2000): The String Quartets, A critical Edition and Study
  • A.J. Potter (1918-1980): An Annotated Catalogue of Works
  • A Critical Edition of the String Quartets of John Kinsella (b.1962)
  • The Piano Laboratory as an Interlinking Resource in the Development of Keyboard Skills for Young Pianists
  • Aloys Fleischmann (1910-1992): A Critical Edition of String Quartet (1938), Mass (1972) and Mass for Peace (1976)
  • A Biographical Sketch of Gerard Victory with a Catalogue of Works
  • Government Policy on Irish Music Education at Second-Level since 1921
  • Issues and Challenges in Secondary School Music in Ireland
  • The Commissioned Works of the Contemporary Music Seminars of the Cork International Choral Festival 1962-2012: An Annotated Catalogue
  • The Amateur Musical Production as a Community of Practice
  • Awareness and Responsibility Expansion in the Young Performer: how can I Improve my Practice to Facilitate the Development of the Young Violinist’s Performance Preparation Skills?

Semester Timeline

Date

Jan Mon 21

Semester 2 commences

Jun Wed 20

Academic Year finishes

Jun Tue 5

MEBs

May Mon 28

Advanced Recital Competition final

May Sat 26

Advanced Recital Competition prelims

May Mon 7

Degree Assessments & Examinations

May Fri 4

Semester 2 Lectures end* (confirm BATDS)

Apr Thu 12

Degree Entrance Tests for CAO Applicants

Mar Mon 26

Easter Holidays

Mar Sat 24

Professional Studies 2 (MA in Performance, Conducting and Composition, Year 1)

Mar Fri 23

Degree classes finish for Easter Break

Mar Sat 17

School Closed for St Patricks weekend

Feb Sat 24

Professional Studies 2 (MA in Performance, Conducting and Composition, Year 1)

Feb Mon 12

Reading Week

Jan Sat 27

Professional Studies 2 (MA in Performance, Conducting and Composition, Year 1)

Jan Mon 15

MEBs

Semester 2 Lectures commence (confirm BATDS)

Jan Mon 8

Degree Performance Assessments

Dec Mon 18

Degree Assessments & Examinations

Dec Fri 15

Semester 1 Lectures end

Nov Sat 25

Professional Studies 1 (MA in Performance, Conducting and Composition, Year 1)

Nov Sat 18

Open Day for CSM Undergraduate Degree Courses

Oct Mon 30

Reading Week

Oct Thu 26

Conferring Ceremony

Oct Sat 21

Professional Studies 1 (MA in Performance, Conducting and Composition, Year 1)

Sep Sat 23

Professional Studies 1 (MA in Performance, Conducting and Composition, Year 1)

Sep Mon 11

Semester 1 classes and lessons commence for all full-time students

Sep Fri 1

Academic Year commences

Aug Thu 31

Registration for 1st year undergraduate and Masters Degrees

Jan Wed 4

BATDS Year 4 recommences

Oct Thu 27

CSM Awards Ceremony for full-time students

Sep Mon 5

Registration for Years 2 - 4 BMus, BATDS, BAPM & Class Meetings

Induction of MA/MSc in Music & Technology

Induction of MA (Performance/Conducting/Composition)

MEBs

Aug Mon 15

Autumn Examinations

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Semester Timeline

Date

Jun Sat 16

Individual lessons Finish

May Mon 28

Grade Examination Week

Musicianship Exam Fortnight

Advanced Recital Competition Final

May Sat 26

Advanced Recital Competition Prelims

May Mon 7

Chamber Music Competition Week

Apr Mon 9

Classes recommence

Mar Mon 26

Easter Holidays

Mar Tue 20

Classes recommence

Mar Sat 17

School Closed for St Patricks weekend

Mar Sun 4

Senior Recital Competition Final

Feb Mon 19

Classes recommence

Feb Mon 12

Mid-term Break2

Feb Sun 11

Junior Recital Competition Final 15:00

Feb Fri 9

Junior Recital Competition Prelims

Jan Fri 19

Term 2 Fees due

Jan Mon 8

All teaching re-commences

Dec Fri 22

Classes & lessons for part-time students finish

Dec Mon 11

Piano Accompaniment Competition Week

Dec Fri 1

Junior Concerto

Nov Mon 6

Classes recommence

Oct Mon 30

Mid-term Break1

Oct Fri 20

CSM Awards Ceremony

Sep Mon 11

Bands, Choirs, Orchestras, Drama group rehearsals commence

Sep Fri 1

Academic Year commences

Mar Tue 14

Application forms available for all part-time courses commencing in September 2016 (accepted from 9am)

Mar Fri 10

Open Day for part-time courses - schedule available from public office during February

Mar Thu 2

Senior Recital Competition Prelims

Feb Tue 14

Senior Concerto

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