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Certificate of Advanced Musical Studies (CAMS)

Certificate in Advanced Musical Studies (CAMS)

The Music Department offers a one-year full-time certificate for postgraduate students who wish to pursue a particular interest in the fields of historical musicology, ethnomusicology or composition, without undertaking a Masters' programme. 

The plan of study is undertaken by agreement with the supervisor and may comprise EITHER a written project of between 10,000 and 20,000 words on a topic approved by the supervisor OR a substantial composition or group of compositions. 

The deadline for submission of the completed project in September at the end of the year of study; it will be read by at least two examiners and the result will be approved by an external examiner, in the same way as for Masters theses. 

CAMS is a full fee-paying course, at the normal rate for postgraduate certificate (PG Cert) courses.

For the range of subjects currently under supervision in the Department, please consult staff profiles. Prospective students are welcome to contact any member of staff whose field of research interests them. Alternatively, Musicology and Ethnomusicology applicants may discuss their plans with the PhD Coordinator Emma Dillon ( or the Ethnomusicology Coordinator Martin Stokes ( Composers are encouraged in the first instance to contact Professor Silvina Milstein ( who coordinates the Composition programme. For administrative enquiries, please contact the Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions.

For more information and to apply, please visit the Online Prospectus. 

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