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
comprehensive profile   MA Popular Music Practice     BIMM Institute
  Acoustics and Music Technology   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Musicology   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Music   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Inklusive Musikpädagogik   comprehensive profile   Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
  Musikwissenschaften   comprehensive profile   Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
  Traditional Arts Performance   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Sound Design   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Music Education     Kingston University
  Composition     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Performance     University of Leeds
  Music Performance Studies     University of Sheffield
  Music Technology     Birmingham City University
  Performance     Bath Spa University
  Music     University of Sussex
  Music (by research)     University of York
  Songwriting     Bath Spa University
  Performing Shakespeare     Bath Spa University
  Music Management     University of Sheffield
  Music     University of Cambridge
  Music Engineering and Production     University of South Wales
  Arts Administration and Cultural Policy: Music Pathway     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Performance Practices     De Montfort University
  Music Production     Leeds Beckett University
  Music Teaching in Professional Practice     University of Reading
  Performance (Work-Based Learning)     University of West London
  Pathways: Musicology, Composition, Performance     University of Hull
  Production of Popular Music     Kingston University
  Music (General)     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Music (Ethnomusicology)     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Music: Choral Conducting     University of Birmingham
  Music Psychology in Education     University of Sheffield
  Master of Philosophy     The University of Sunderland
  Historically Informed Performance Practice     University of Glasgow
  Composition     Cardiff University
  Performance     Bangor University
  Music     King's College London
  Music Production     University of York
  Music Technology, Sonic Arts and Composition     Anglia Ruskin University
  Composing for Film and Television     University of West London
  ...     ...
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