Master of Music
You want to know everything about Music? From history to technology, this Masters covers it all!

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

These universities and colleges provide such Masters degree:

    study programmes     universities
  M.A. Musiktherapie   comprehensive profile   Theologische Hochschule Friedensau
  Music     University of Bristol
  Ethnomusicology     SOAS, University of London
  Musicology     Durham University
  Popular Music     University of Chester
  Composition/Electroacoustic Composition/Sonic Art     Bangor University
  Music: Instrumental/Vocal Composition     University of Birmingham
  Composition     University of Sheffield
  Electroacoustic Music Composition     University of Manchester
  Music: Musicology     University of Birmingham
  Historically Informed Performance Practice     University of Glasgow
  Music for the Moving Image     Leeds Beckett University
  Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship: Music Pathway     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Musicology     Birmingham City University
  Music Composition     University of Nottingham
  Performance     University of Leeds
  Music: Open Pathway with Performance     University of Birmingham
  Computer Music (Res.)     Plymouth University
  Music, Culture and Politics     Cardiff University
  Music Technology     Birmingham City University
  Community Music     University of York
  Music and Sonic Media     University of Sussex
  Music     King's College London
  Advanced Music Technology     University of West London
  Music (by research)     University of York
  Musicology     University of Sheffield
  Traditional Music of the British Isles     University of Sheffield
  Creative Practice     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Music (Performance)     University of Oxford
  Music in Development     SOAS, University of London
  The Beatles, Popular Music & Society     Liverpool Hope University
  Sound and Music for Interactive Games     Leeds Beckett University
  Music Education     Kingston University
  Musicology     University of Glasgow
  Composing for Film and Television     University of West London
  MBA for Music & Creative Industries     Henley Business School
  Music     University of Aberdeen
  Music, Mind and Brain     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Music and the Creative Economy     Kingston University
  Electronic and Computer Music     University of Leeds
  ...     ...


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