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Degree

Master of Arts in Music - Theory (Research)

master

Degree

Master of Arts in Music - Theory (Research)

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $27,011 CAD

  • Application fee

    $126 CAD

  • Duration

    2 years

  • PGWP

    2 years

  • Min GPA

    3 out of 4

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 01-December-2021 2021-12-01
Fall-September 01-December-2022 2022-12-01

Overview

Master of Arts in Music - Theory

The M.A. in Theory is for students interested in exploring how specific pieces of music are put together and how this understanding may be generalized to relate to the way other pieces of music are composed. 

Music theory and elective seminars develop expertise in various analytical models and familiarity with the critical issues that define the discipline as a basis for developing individual thesis projects. 

In the Non-Thesis option, expertise in two areas is developed through two written papers. 

Opportunities to explore interdisciplinary research topics in perception and cognition exist through collaborations with CIRMMT.

Students demonstrating academic excellence in their first year of the M.A. at McGill may be allowed to transfer directly into the PhD program in theory, applying their first year of M.A. coursework towards the requirements for the PhD.

An option exists for specialization in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$33,670

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $6,912
Accommodation 1 bed room $6,659
Tuition 1 person $27,011

Hourly wage

Min wage

14.25 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency (If Applicable)
  • Passport or Visa Documents
  • Resume/Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Portfolio
  • Interview

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
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TOEFL

86
20
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20
reading

PTE

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Cambridge

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Academic background and requirement

  • A bachelor's degree in music theory, or its equivalent, from a university recognized by McGill.
  • A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 3.0 out of a possible 4.0, or a grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 out of 4.0 in your last two years of full-time studies.

Career opportunities

  • Kindergarten and Elementary Music Teacher
  • Postsecondary Music Teacher
  • Musician
  • Music Director/Composer
  • Music Therapist

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