Masters in Music

Music, or musicology is the art of combining sounds, represented as musical notes, in a succession or simultaneously in an aesthetically pleasant and rhythmical form and the integration of these aspects in a complete piece. Music uses musical instruments or the human voice to create art. Music is divided in genres that are characterised by similar melody, harmonic, rhythmic, form, orchestration, literary text where applicable and other compositional aspects.

A Bachelor or Master degree in music is very complex and can be focused on mastering a certain musical instrument, or mastering composition, conducting and orchestra or being an expert in music history. The study of music has many sub-disciplines like: ethnomusicology, historical musicology, music theory, music analysis, musical composition, musical critic and others.

Students enrolled in a music degree will gain skills like: creativity, ability to work independently and become more responsible, organised and orderly persons. By studying music, students will be able to express themselves to a range of audiences and be understood and select repertoires suited to particular performance contexts.

The wide array of possible careers for music graduates include: musician/performer, music teacher, music composer, music therapist, sound technician, radio producer, radio broadcast assistant, broadcast engineer, artist representative, artist agent/manager.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Sound and Music Computing Sound and Music Computing, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • International € 12,635 per year
  • 24 months

As an engineer in Sound and Music Computing, you will become an important player in the new information society. Through a combination of practice and theory in subjects such as data modelling, signal processing, pattern recognition, sound technology and –perception, cognition and interactive systems, you will obtain a solid background in a fast growing field at Aalborg University.

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Artistic Research Artistic Research, Master
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 2,006 per year
  • International € 6,500 per year
  • 24 months

The Master Artistic Research (MAR) is an intensive two-year study program aimed at an international group of students working in the field of visual art, who also have an interest in research processes and critical reflection within their art practice. The MAR is a collaboration between the Royal Academy of Art The Hague and the Royal Conservatory, both in The Hague, who together make up the University of the Arts The Hague.

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ArtScience ArtScience, Master
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 2,006 per year
  • International € 6,500 per year
  • 24 months

The programme ArtScience programme at the Royal Academy of Art The Hague, is based on the concept of the open curriculum. Because the master students are admitted on the basis of a specific research plan and because two years is too short to familiarize themselves with the Interfaculty before making choices, this research plan is translated into a study plan together with the coaches.

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Sound and Vibration Sound and Vibration, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • International € 14,800 per year
  • EEA € 0
  • 24 months

The main aim of the Sound and Vibration programme from Chalmers University of Technology is to educate specialists in the field of sound and vibration who contribute to a competitive and innovative industry and to a sustainable society where the negative effects of noise and vibration on the natural and urban environments and people’s health and well-being are diminished.

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Music (MMus) Music (MMus), Master
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 1,984 per year
  • International € 1,984 per year
  • 24 months

From a craftsman to a unique professional. You have explored, developed and gotten to know your talent during the bachelor program. During the Music (MMus) master at the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, you will develop yourself into a professional with a strong and clear identity.

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Music Music, Master
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 1,984 per year
  • International € 7,500 per year
  • 24 months

The Prince Claus Conservatoire of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen feels a strong connection to the northern part of the Netherlands. We are an internationally renowned institute with high standards regarding quality and atmosphere. Our mission is to train inspiring musicians who can make a difference in our society.

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Graduate Pathway in Music Graduate Pathway in Music, Pre-Master
  • Jan 2017
  • Aug 2017
  • International $ 29,590 per year
  • 8 months

Enrich the lives of others through the power of music with a Master of Music from the University of South Florida. INTO's Graduate Pathway in Music prepares international students for a master's degree in the US by providing specialized English language and test preparation courses.

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Performance, MMus Performance, MMus, Master
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 7,985 per year
  • International £ 17,215 per year
  • 12 months

This Master Performance, MMus degree programme from SOAS, University of London is designed for students who wish to specialise in performance while studying for an academic degree. Students have the unique opportunity to develop performance in specific Asian and African music traditions to professional standard. They acquire expert knowledge about performance and the geographical or stylistic region of their performance specialism.

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Music Business Management Music Business Management, M.A.
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 8,750 per year
  • International £ 11,750 per year
  • 12 months

The Music Business Management course from the University of Westminster is recognised highly in music business management education and will prepare you to become one of the next generation of music industry leaders and entrepreneurs.

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Media, Art, Design and Technology Media, Art, Design and Technology, M.A.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 2,006 per year
  • International € 7,500 per year
  • 24 months

What is MADTech (Media, Art, Design and Technology) from Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen all about? In a nutshell this is it: artists doing strange things with technology. This means you will embark on a master where anything is possible.

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Musicology Musicology, Master
  • Oct 2017
  • EEA € 1,343 per year
  • International € 1,343 per year
  • 24 months

The inter-university Master's degree in "Musicology" from the Free University of Bozen - Bolzano is designed to provide an in-depth knowledge of the history of Western music as an art and science. Theoretical and critical reflection in respect of traditional techniques and traditions and also in relation to the other arts, are an integral part of the coursework.

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Applied Musicology Applied Musicology, M.A.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 2,006 per year
  • International € 15,167 per year
  • National € 2,006 per year
  • 12 months

The Master's programme in Applied Musicology from Utrecht University was designed in direct dialogue with top institutions within the musical infrastructure in the Netherlands and beyond; it does not discriminate between classical and popular music. The curriculum builds on knowledge and skills gained through Bachelor's programme in Musicology, with emphasis on both historical musicology and the relation of music with other media.

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