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

Performance (MMus/Dip) Master Performance (MMus/Dip)
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 5,085 per year
  • International £ 12,250 per year
  • 12 months

The Performance (MMus/Dip) course from Bangor University is ideal for those who are already proficient instrumental or vocal performers, and wish to refine their skills and extend their knowledge.

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Music (MMus) Master Music (MMus)
  • Sep 2016
  • 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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Sound and Music Computing M.Sc. Sound and Music Computing
  • Sep 2016
  • 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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Applied Acoustics M.Sc. Applied Acoustics
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 7,210 per year
  • International £ 12,380 per year
  • 12 months

Southampton Solent University’s Applied Acoustics masters programme can provide you with the skills and knowledge required to work in a range of acoustics fields. Suitable graduate destinations include consultancy, engineering, environmental health, built environment work or further study at PhD level.

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MMus (Pathways: Musicology, Composition, Performance) Master MMus (Pathways: Musicology, Composition, Performance)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 5,200 per year
  • International £ 12,500 per year
  • 12 months

The MMus (Pathways: Musicology, Composition, Performance) course from The University of Hull is aimed at those who have a particular interest in pursuing their study of music to a higher level and equips students with a wide range of transferable skills. Obtaining the MMus opens up career possibilities in music and in many other fields where skills in critical enquiry and a demonstration of advanced aptitude are essential.

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Folk Studies M.A. Folk Studies
  • Sep 2016
  • National $ 9,500 per year
  • International $ 17,300 per year
  • Not specified

WKU is in the midst of a transformation - physical, intellectual, cultural and economic – and is becoming A Leading American University with International Reach. Whether in a neighboring community or in a distant country, WKU faculty and students are engaged in relevant applied research that provides solutions to real problems.

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Graduate Pathway in Music Pre-Master Graduate Pathway in Music
  • Jan 2017
  • Aug 2016
  • 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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Music-Conducting Master Music-Conducting
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • National $ 17,036 per year
  • International $ 25,700 per year
  • Not specified

The Master of Music degree in Conducting at University of Minnesota Duluth is designed for the professional preparation of conductors, with options in choral, orchestral, and wind band.

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Musicology Master Musicology
  • Oct 2016
  • 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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Music-Collaborative Piano Master Music-Collaborative Piano
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • National $ 17,036 per year
  • International $ 25,700 per year
  • Not specified

The Music-Collaborative Piano program is offered by the University of Minnesota Duluth.

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Graduate Pathway in Music Pre-Master Graduate Pathway in Music
  • Jan 2017
  • Aug 2016
  • International $ 34,950
  • 9 months

INTO George Mason University’s Graduate Pathway in Music will prepare you to enter the second year of a Master of Music with concentrations in composition, conducting, jazz studies, music education, performance, or pedagogy at George Mason University.

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