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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 (General)     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Performance     SOAS, University of London
  Music     University of the West of Scotland
  Music Therapy     Anglia Ruskin University
  Design in Sound for the Moving Image     The Glasgow School of Art
  Composition/Electroacoustic Composition/Sonic Art     Bangor University
  Performing Shakespeare     Bath Spa University
  Historically Informed Performance Practice     University of Glasgow
  Music Teaching in Professional Practice     University of Reading
  Performance     University of West London
  Contemporary Curatorial Practice     University of Lincoln
  Music (Ethnomusicology)     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Music Technology (by research)     University of York
  Jazz     Birmingham City University
  Fine Art     Bangor University
  Music Industries     University of Glasgow
  Music Technology     Leeds Beckett University
  Music     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Music (MA)     Bangor University
  Game Music and Audio     University of Chichester
  Film, Media And Music     Staffordshire University
  Music     Cardiff University
  Music (Contemporary Music Studies)     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Electronic and Computer Music     University of Leeds
  Music (Composition)     University of Oxford
  Pathways: Musicology, Composition, Performance     University of Hull
  Arts of Asia and Africa     SOAS, University of London
  Music Production     University of York
  Music Composition     University of Nottingham
  Dance Philosophy and History     University of Roehampton
  Music: Global Popular Musics     University of Birmingham
  Early Music     Bangor University
  Music (Historical Musicology)     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Music Industry Studies     University of Liverpool
  Instrumental Performance     Birmingham City University
  Popular Music Performance     University of West London
  Music Technology, Sonic Arts and Composition     Anglia Ruskin University
  Musicology     University of Birmingham
  Composing for Video Games     University of Chichester
  ...     ...
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