MA

Popular Music and Culture

Teaching & Learning

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we are currently unable to advise on the mode of teaching for September 2021, however we will keep you updated and provide more information as soon as we can. We continue to follow government guidance and your teaching and learning will reflect the restrictions in place at the time of delivery. We currently anticipate that you may experience a blended approach – this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus and online teaching and learning. You can keep up to date with teaching and learning at Leeds Beckett via our Covid-19 website. Updated course specifications will be available in August 2021. In the meantime, our existing course specifications are available.

What you'll learn

Gain an understanding of the debates about cultural value and develop an understanding of how popular music heritage has been defined by various agents. You will critically examine how popular music heritage has been represented, mobilized and interpreted.
Examine performance, record production, video and reception and the meaning of music for your small scale, individual research project which focuses on the analysis of popular music artefacts.
Develop a range of theoretical perspectives drawing on contemporary research into the ecology of the music industries and how different stakeholders across the music sector work together.
Investigate a host of contemporary issues affecting the practice of operating in the music industries, focusing on one key area determined by your own interests.
Develop high-level skills in your particular field of study, with the aim of enhancing both your knowledge and employability. Working with your tutor, you will identify an appropriate project, undertake a self-directed piece of work, and put forward an evaluative framework under which the work can be assessed.
Develop an awareness of the methods and skills required in order to carry out successful research at Masters Level. You will identify a field of study that is pertinent to your award and practice, and you will explore appropriate research methods whilst expressing concepts and hypotheses critically and in the light of evidence.
Combine your learning into a significant piece of work, the nature of which will be determined by yourself and the course team.
Gain an understanding of the debates about cultural value and develop an understanding of how popular music heritage has been defined by various agents. You will critically examine how popular music heritage has been represented, mobilized and interpreted.
Examine performance, record production, video and reception and the meaning of music for your small scale, individual research project which focuses on the analysis of popular music artefacts.
Develop a range of theoretical perspectives drawing on contemporary research into the ecology of the music industries and how different stakeholders across the music sector work together.
Investigate a host of contemporary issues affecting the practice of operating in the music industries, focusing on one key area determined by your own interests.
Develop high-level skills in your particular field of study, with the aim of enhancing both your knowledge and employability. Working with your tutor, you will identify an appropriate project, undertake a self-directed piece of work, and put forward an evaluative framework under which the work can be assessed.
Develop an awareness of the methods and skills required in order to carry out successful research at Masters Level. You will identify a field of study that is pertinent to your award and practice, and you will explore appropriate research methods whilst expressing concepts and hypotheses critically and in the light of evidence.
Combine your learning into a significant piece of work, the nature of which will be determined by yourself and the course team.