Postgraduate taught 

Music Industries MLitt

Core and optional courses

Core and optional courses

The MLitt in The Music Industries is structured as follows:

Core Modules (semester 1)

Introduction to Popular Music Studies (30 credits)

This course will introduce and theorise the nature of Popular Music and the role it plays within society and develop your critical understanding of this. It will encourage your critical reflection on approaches to the study of Popular Music and your own use of Popular Music. You will engage with key texts in Popular Music Studies and develop skills (including verbal and written) in the presentation of ideas relating to Popular Music.

Working in Music Since 1800 (30 credits)

This course will introduce and theorise the history of Working in Music and to develop your critical understanding of this. It will encourage critical reflection on the history of Working in Music and about particular events and artists in the history of Working in Music.

Exit Route: Postgraduate Certificate possible via a combination of Introduction to Popular Music and Working in Music Since 1800 courses or one of those and another 30 credit course.

Semester 2

The Contemporary Music Industries (30 credits)

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the Contemporary Music Industries as cultural industries.   You will study the Contemporary Music Industries and the roles they play in the production, dissemination and consumption of Music and develop your critical understanding of these processes

The Music Industries Placement  (30 credits)

The Music Industries Placement provides you experience of a work environment within the Music Industries or related industries and give you the opportunity to critically reflect upon practice within those industries.

Exit Route: PG Diploma possible with Introduction to Popular Music and Working in Music Since 1800 courses and two other 30 credit courses

Summer

Dissertation (60 credits)         

Exit Route: MLitt.

1 The music industries placement gives you the chance to work within a music industries environment as part of a placement. You will undertake a project supervised by the host organisation in conjunction with academic staff.