The Music Department at Maynooth University is a vibrant and flourishing centre for musicology, composition, music technology and performance.
Our academics are dedicated to sharing their knowledge through teaching, research and outreach. More than five hundred undergraduates and a postgraduate community of c. fifty PG Diploma, taught MA, and doctoral students are currently registered here. Our undergraduate curriculum is designed to ensure a broad and firm grounding with increased opportunities to specialise in final year. The taught MA programmes harness the main areas of research specialism in the Department and are designed to equip students with advanced skills and knowledge. We have a strong record in doctoral successes as a result of our approach to supervision and our infrastructure of research colloquia, study days and conferences. These give research students a chance to share and test their ideas, to reflect and to develop them further. Our large student numbers create opportunities for lively debate and interaction through our various research seminars, conferences, instrumental and vocal ensembles and a range of other events. We offer our students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the discipline and to develop an informed and critical approach in which independent thinking, communication skills and creativity play a vital role.
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