Students enrolled in the Music programme at Maynooth University will typically take the required and optional modules in the first three years (full-time) or first five years (part-time), while also developing their individual investigative work. The department holds an annual Postgraduate Conference, where students have the opportunity of presenting elements of their research.
The programme also offers opportunities to study abroad, as the Music Department maintains a number of agreements with institutions in various European countries. PhD students must take a 40 credits in taught modules (15 in generic/transferable modules and 25 in subject/specialist modules) over the duration of their Structured PhD programme.
On completion of the programme, the student will be equipped with both specialist and transferrable knowledge, with the capacity for carrying out research of international standards and pursuing a successful career in his/her chosen area. Areas of employment may include: 3rd- and 4th-level lecturing; media, music technology and software industry; research; consultancy; managerial positions in arts organisations, governmental agencies and other areas; archival, library and museum work.
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- Professional Certificate In Postgraduate Teaching & Learning : Tutors & Demonstrators
- Innovation And Research Commercialisation
- Software Sound Synthesis
- Music Systems Programming
- Conference Organisation
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- 48 months
- 72 months
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- Normally a 2.1 or equivalent first degree in Music or in a related discipline; a 2.1 or equivalent Master’s degree in Music or in a related discipline. Further to application via PAC, an interview will be conducted, where students are expected to present a research plan to the department.
- Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact members of staff in their projected area of research.
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International14000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
EU/EEA6500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6500 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
Part time EU/EEA: 4330 EUR/Year
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