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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
  M.A. Musiktherapie   comprehensive profile   Theologische Hochschule Friedensau
  Psychology of Music     University of Sheffield
  Music Technology, Sonic Arts and Composition     Anglia Ruskin University
  Music (Contemporary Music Studies)     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Composition     Birmingham City University
  Music (MA)     Bangor University
  Composition     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Early Music     Bangor University
  Musicology     Anglia Ruskin University
  MBA for Music & Creative Industries     Henley Business School
  Music Technology (by research)     University of York
  Musicology     University of Sheffield
  Music     University of Bristol
  Making Performance     Edge Hill University
  Music and Management     University of Leeds
  Music: Performance Practice     University of Birmingham
  Musicology     Cardiff University
  Arts: Music     University of Liverpool
  Ethnomusicology     Durham University
  Arts of Asia and Africa     SOAS, University of London
  Jazz     Birmingham City University
  Music in Development     SOAS, University of London
  Composition/Electroacoustic Composition/Sonic Art     Bangor University
  Music Performance Studies     University of Sheffield
  Ethnomusicology     SOAS, University of London
  Music - including composition and performance (Research)     Bangor University
  Music (by research)     University of York
  Music Production     Staffordshire University
  Composition for Film/Television     University of West London
  Music Industries     University of Glasgow
  Computer Music (Res.)     Plymouth University
  Composing for Film and Television     Kingston University
  Digital Music and Audio Production     Bournemouth University
  Music     SOAS, University of London
  Music: Musicology     University of Birmingham
  Music     Oxford Brookes University
  Songwriting     Bath Spa University
  Electroacoustic Music Composition     University of Manchester
  Music     The Open University
  Music (Research)     University of Bristol
  ...     ...
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