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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
  Music: Instrumental/Vocal Composition pathway   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Music Performance Practice (Research)   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Music: Open Pathway   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Musical Composition (Research)   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Music: Performance Practice pathway   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Music: Early Music pathway   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Music: British Music Studies pathway   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Music: Choral Conducting pathway   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Music: Performance pathway   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Music: Musicology pathway   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Musicology (Research)   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Music: Critical Musicology pathway   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  The Beatles, Popular Music & Society     Liverpool Hope University
  Popular Music     University of Chester
  Music (Popular Music Research)     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Music Technology     Leeds Beckett University
  Dance Politics and Sociology     University of Roehampton
  Music Technology     Birmingham City University
  Ethnomusicology     Durham University
  Music     King's College London
  Composing for Film and Television     University of West London
  Music and Management     University of Leeds
  Community Music     University of York
  Musicology     Durham University
  Dance Philosophy and History     University of Roehampton
  Pathways: Musicology, Composition, Performance     University of Hull
  Arts of Asia and Africa     SOAS, University of London
  Composition/Electroacoustic Composition/Sonic Art     Bangor University
  Music     SOAS, University of London
  Performance (Work-Based Learning)     University of West London
  Sonic Arts     University of Sheffield
  World Music Studies     University of Sheffield
  Arts: Music     University of Liverpool
  Music Therapy (MPhil)     Anglia Ruskin University
  Music Production     Staffordshire University
  Musicology     Cardiff University
  Music (Contemporary Music Studies)     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Music Engineering and Production     University of South Wales
  Sound and Music for Interactive Games     Leeds Beckett University
  Musicology     University of Sheffield
  ...     ...

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