Aesthetics And Philosophy Of Music (MA/BEng Hons)

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Aesthetics And Philosophy Of Music (MA/BEng Hons)

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Music, Philosophy

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Short Description

    This course introduces students to the process of thinking critically about musical and cultural questions and problems.


    Two 2000 word essays, worth 50% each.
    Main Assessment In: April/May

    Course Aims

    The aim of this course is to facilitate the practice of sustained critical thinking with respect to fundamental musical and cultural ideas and assumptions. Students will also come to understand the role that critical thinking has in the field of musical and artistic practice.

    Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

    By the end of the course students will be expected to be able to:
    1. Analyse philosophical arguments, particularly in relation to music
    2. Demonstrate critical thinking
    3. Understand how philosophical concepts are formed and deployed
    4. Demonstrate discrimination and precision in their use of philosophical concepts
    5. Present, in both written and verbal form, coherent philosophical arguments relating to music and supply ample support for their positions through reference to published material
    6. Formulate and respond to philosophical and cultural questions
    7. Demonstrate familiarity with some of the key ideas in music aesthetics

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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