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Specialisations and contents of a Master of Music

If you are interested in following the Masters programme in Music, you need a university degree in a similar field of study and a classic instruments training. The study usually combines music performance, own compositions, and conducting or teaching.

You study music history, music therapy, music pedagogy, and music technology – representing the four building blocks of your study. Moreover, the universities support your instrumental performance to a greater or a lesser extent depending on the specialisation you choose. In any case, the Master of Music takes two years to completion.

To be accepted at universities or colleges of music, you need to pass an entrance test. Due to the great variety within the Masters programmes itself, be aware which aspects you plan to focus upon.

Career Options after the perfection of the Masters programme in Music

The degree prepares you to be a professional performer, conductor, composer, and teacher. You can find several employments in the following exemplary fields:

  • Concert and cultural management
  • Professional musician
  • Music therapist
  • Teaching of music
  • Researcher in the field of musicology

These universities and colleges provide such Masters degree:

    study programmes     universities
  Music Therapy (MPhil)   comprehensive profile   Anglia Ruskin University
  Music: Open Pathway   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Musical Composition (Research)   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Musicology   comprehensive profile   Anglia Ruskin University
  Music Technology, Sonic Arts and Composition   comprehensive profile   Anglia Ruskin University
  Music: British Music Studies pathway   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Musicology (Research)   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Music: Instrumental/Vocal Composition pathway   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Music: Critical Musicology pathway   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Music: Performance Practice pathway   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Music: Performance pathway   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Music: Early Music pathway   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Music Therapy   comprehensive profile   Anglia Ruskin University
  Music Performance Practice (Research)   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Music: Musicology pathway   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Music: Choral Conducting pathway   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Music     Keele University
  Ethnomusicology     Cardiff University
  Music     University of Liverpool
  Performance     University of Leeds
  Historically Informed Performance Practice     University of Glasgow
  Sonic Arts     University of Aberdeen
  Creative Practice     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Music (Ethnomusicology)     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Music Industries     University of Glasgow
  Performance     SOAS, University of London
  Music Engineering and Production     University of South Wales
  Music Production     Staffordshire University
  Composition     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Music     The University of Nottingham
  Music     Oxford Brookes University
  World Music Studies     University of Sheffield
  Music Technology (by research)     University of York
  Electronic and Computer Music     University of Leeds
  Music (by research)     University of York
  Sonic Arts     University of Sheffield
  Music (Research)     University of Bristol
  Music (MA)     Bangor University
  Conducting (Choral or Orchestral)     Birmingham City University
  Musicology     Durham University
  ...     ...

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