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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?

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