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

Music (MMus) Master Music (MMus)
  • 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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Sound and Music Computing M.Sc. Sound and Music Computing
  • 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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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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Sound and Vibration M.Sc. Sound and Vibration
  • Sep 2017
  • International € 14,800 per year
  • 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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Graduate Pathway in Music Pre-Master Graduate Pathway in Music
  • 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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Popular Music (Research, Production or Performance) M.A. Popular Music (Research, Production or Performance)
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 5,430 per year
  • International £ 13,340 per year
  • 12 months

The taught and research programmes,Popular Music (Research, Production or Performance) from University of Kent are exciting and innovative, offering you the opportunity to mix with composers, sound designers, film-makers, technologists, ethnomusicologists, theorists, visual artists and curators.

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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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Electroacoustics M.Sc. Electroacoustics
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 500 per year
  • International € 500 per year
  • 24 months

Master's degree in electroacoustics was created at the request of EMV Foundation which found a lack of engineers in this field for ten years.

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Graduate Pathway in Music Pre-Master Graduate Pathway in Music
  • Jan 2017
  • Aug 2017
  • 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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Music Industry Administration M.A. Music Industry Administration
  • Any time
  • National $ 26,235
  • International $ 26,235
  • 24 months

The first graduate program of its kind in the Western United States – and the only one located in the heart of the nation's professional entertainment community – California State University Northridge's Music Industry Administration M.A. is an excellent solution for professionals seeking careers in producing, distributing, managing, and promoting music and music related business.

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Music Technology M.A. Music Technology
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 5,430 per year
  • International £ 13,340 per year
  • 12 months

Our taught and research programmes are exciting and innovative, offering you the opportunity to mix with composers, sound designers, film-makers, technologists, ethnomusicologists, theorists, visual artists and curators.

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Music Master Music
  • Sep 2017
  • International € 9,150 per year
  • 18 months

The MMus Programme is designed to enhance students? existing qualifications and their ability to excel in today's professional environment, where musicians must posses exceptional training as both teachers and performers. Accordingly, the MMus programme provides equal emphasis on the students? artistic and pedagogical training in their specific performance area, along with coursework that will enhance their ability to conduct independent research and pursue a career characterized by self-motivated lifelong learning in their field.

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