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Master of Music Theory

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Masters course content

If you are interested in a Master of Music Theory, you need to hold an undergraduate degree in a related field of study. Institutes of music and the fine arts usually conduct comprehensive application procedures, including interviews, entry examinations or auditions. This is why the application deadlines are often set early in the year. Thus, we advise you to inform yourself in advance so that you do not miss a deadline.

The course content in Theory of Music ranges from classical musicology, music history, the bibliography of great artists and musicians, music education, analysis and interpretation. The Masters programme is more technically based, common subjects are analysis, stylistic composition, performance practice and editing.

Most universities and colleges offer extra courses where you can follow instrumental classes and improve your talent in your chosen instrument, whether it is a bow or blowing instrument or a vocal.

Career Perspectives with the Masters programme in Music Theory

After completion of the two years Masters degree course, you have some interesting job opportunities. If you choose to follow the field of study, you can either teach music theory or even teach a music instrument. Furthermore, you can become a professional at composing or on music history and the interpretations of it.

Study Theory of Music as a postgraduate programme at one of these universities:

    study programmes     universities
  Music (MA)     Bangor University
  Music (MPhil)     University of Liverpool
  Performance     Bangor University
  Musicology     University of Glasgow
  Music (Research)     University of Bristol
  Music     Cardiff University
  Traditional Music of the British Isles     University of Sheffield
  Ethnomusicology     Cardiff University
  Musicology     University of Birmingham
  World Music Studies     University of Sheffield
  Music     SOAS, University of London
  Arts Administration and Cultural Policy: Music Pathway     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Music     University of Aberdeen
  Music (Historical Musicology)     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Pathways: Musicology, Composition, Performance     University of Hull
  Dance Politics and Sociology     University of Roehampton
  Music: Musicology     University of Birmingham
  Music: Choral Conducting     University of Birmingham
  Sonic Arts     University of Sheffield
  Musicology     Anglia Ruskin University
  Music - including composition and performance (Research)     Bangor University
  Musicology     University of Manchester
  Master of Philosophy     The University of Sunderland
  The Beatles, Popular Music & Society     Liverpool Hope University
  Composition/Electroacoustic Composition/Sonic Art     Bangor University
  Music (Contemporary Music Studies)     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Music Industry Studies     University of Liverpool
  Music     University of West London
  Sacred Music     Liverpool Hope University
  Music (Performance, Composition, Musicology)     University of Southampton
  Music Education: Instrumental and Vocal Teaching     University of York
  Music     University of York
  Early Music     Bangor University
  Music (Musicology)     University of Oxford
  Performance     University of Leeds
  Music - including composition and performance (MPhil)     Bangor University
  Dance Philosophy and History     University of Roehampton
  Musicology     University of Nottingham
  Critical and Applied Musicology     University of Leeds
  Music Performance     University of Chichester
  ...     ...
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