The program is delivered over four semesters. All students, whether full- or part-time, initially complete the program requirements, and attend the research method course. Classes are normally timetabled in the afternoons.
The program moves from general methodological concerns towards greater specializations:
- 1.Research methodology;
- 2.Academic study. All students are required to take courses in Musical Thought, languages and aesthetics;
- 3.Dissertation. Here students embark on a programme of independent study, supervised by a dissertation advisor.