Master of Music
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Master of Music

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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
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These universities and colleges provide such Masters degree:

    study programmes     universities
  Sound Design   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Acoustics and Music Technology   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Musicology   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Musikwissenschaften   comprehensive profile   Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
  Music   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Music (Performance, Composition, Musicology)     University of Southampton
  Computer Music (Res.)     Plymouth University
  Psychology for Musicians     University of Sheffield
  Musicology     Anglia Ruskin University
  Music (MA)     Bangor University
  Sound and Music Computing     Queen Mary University of London
  Music Production     Staffordshire University
  Pathways: Musicology, Composition, Performance     University of Hull
  Historically Informed Performance Practice     University of Glasgow
  Music Therapy     University of South Wales
  Music Technology     Birmingham City University
  Composition     University of Sheffield
  Music (Performance)     University of Oxford
  Music     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Electronic and Computer Music     University of Leeds
  Music Teaching in Professional Practice     University of Reading
  Traditional Music of the British Isles     University of Sheffield
  Sound and Music for Interactive Games     Leeds Beckett University
  Sound and Music Computing with Industrial Experience     Queen Mary University of London
  Performance Practices     De Montfort University
  Performance     SOAS, University of London
  Composition     Birmingham City University
  Creative Practice     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Dance Politics and Sociology     University of Roehampton
  Digital Music and Audio Production     Bournemouth University
  Music Technology (by research)     University of York
  Popular Music     University of Chester
  World Music Studies     University of Sheffield
  Ethnomusicology     University of Sheffield
  Musicology     Cardiff University
  Conducting (Choral or Orchestral)     Birmingham City University
  Music     University of Liverpool
  Music Education: Instrumental and Vocal Teaching     University of York
  Music Technology     Leeds Beckett University
  Music     University of Aberdeen
  ...     ...

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