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    This is speculative but how would a degree, at 2:1 or 1st classification, in Music Technology stand you when applying to do a Masters in Musicology at Oxbridge? I've looked on their respective websites and it states the aforementioned results in 'Music or similar study'. The degree contains elements of Musicology and so on but would they be put off by the fact it's Music Tech. and not pure Music or would that not factor as long as you did well and had sterling references etc.?

    Thanks a lot for any help!
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    You'd have to ask them but from what I know, I don't think they'd consider Music Tech to give you a good enough grounding for the Musicology course at Oxford, even if it did have bits of musicology in it :no:
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    Then what could I do. Or is there literally nothing
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    I don't think there'd be anything for you at Oxford (composition focusing on electroacoustics at a long shot, but I really wouldn't recommend it). Can't speak for Cambridge but I imagine it might be the same case.

    When it comes to postgrad and choosing prospective uni courses, you want to be focusing on your particular area of music, e.g. musicology, and also your particular interest within that, rather than overall prestige. It's not so much about the uni or the overall department reputation but how the expertise of the staff matches your interests and the department reputation for your particular area of musical interest.

    If you had done a Music degree or a Medieval Studies degree or something and you wanted to look at early or medieval music, no doubt Oxford would be one of the best places for you to go. Or maybe if you had an interest in Wagner, or Birtwhistle or something. What are your musical interests and what academic grounding/experience do you have in these areas?

    Seriously: choose a specialism and then pick unis based on that. Don't try and mould yourself to places. It's not particularly great for either party often :nah:
 
 
 
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