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SARC is a facility part of the School of Creative Arts.  The School offers two main Masters degree pathways to choose from in Music and in Sonic Arts:


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MA in Sonic Arts

After running the MA in Sonic Arts since 1992 with extremely successful results in preparing graduates for careers in industry, academic research and creative practice, we are currently re-designing our masters programmes. We will soon announce an innovative suite of postgraduate taught pathways which take advantage of new interdisciplinary connections between SARC and other parts of the School of Creative Arts. The programmes will address current topics in research and creative practice in the sonic arts and will be closely linked with the creative industries.”
For information on the MA Sonic Arts until 2014, including examples of student work, click here. (

MA in Music

Musicology, Irish Traditional, Composition 
The MA in Music is a specialist degree offering a particular focus on training in research techniques and, for composers, technical and creative skills. It offers refinement of skills acquired at undergraduate level, encouraging the ability to take forward individual musicological research and composition projects... more