Study Music in United Kingdom

Master's Degrees in
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Studying Music

Music studies the art of combining sounds that express ideas and emotions through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, sounds that are reproduced by the human voice or various music instruments. As a performing art, a music degree prepares students to be professional musicians or for a career in teaching.

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Studying in United Kingdom

The moment you will step into a UK university campus, you will feel you have entered a fairy tale. The UK campuses are mesmerizing and the student facilities are outstanding. All the modern and unique features of British universities enable you to engage in ground-breaking research and experience top quality teaching and learning.

175 Music Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.A. Music

This fascinating introduction to the methods and materials used for music research will suit professionals working in a wide range of music-related settings, and is also applicable if you have a leisure interest in music. This Music programme is offered by The Open University UK.

M.A. Music Part 1

The online M.A. in Music Part 1 at The Open University UK offers the tools you need for music research and teaches you modern digital techniques used in music composition. The Master’s degree enhances practical skills of all music practitioners and offers access to an extensive online music database. Develop an understanding of music methodology and literature.

M.A. Music (Research, Composition or Performance)

The taught and research programme, Music (Research, Composition or Performance) offered by the 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.

School of Music and Fine Art
M.A. Music Technology

The Music Technology programme is offered by the University of Kent. 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.

School of Music and Fine Art
M.A. Music in Development

This unique Music in Development MA at SOAS University of London has been designed for students wishing to combine an interest in music and related cultural performance with advocacy and social development practice.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
M.A. Popular Music (Research, Production or Performance)

The taught and research programme, Popular Music (Research, Production or Performance) offered by the 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.

School of Music and Fine Art
Preparation Course FD in Music and Production (HEFCE) Yr1 Programme

The programme offers a unique opportunity to develop specialist skills while engaging with a broad range of music practices, thus equipping producers and musicians for the complexities of early 21st century music production. This FD in Music and Production (HEFCE) Yr1 Programme is offered by Lewisham and Southwark College.

M.A. Music

If you have a broad range of musical interests and would prefer not to specialise your studies, this course is ideal. It aims to develop a range of musical and critical skills and knowledge; encourage initiative, creativity, critical evaluation and independence of thought; develop a systematic understanding of relevant musical knowledge and a critical awareness of contemporary issues; and provide knowledge of research practices, enabling you to undertake a substantial individual dissertation or composition project.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
M.A. Music: Choral Conducting pathway

The unique MA Music: Choral Conducting pathway programme from the University of Birmingham is directed by Professor Simon Halsey CBE and is in association with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and its internationally renowned choruses and conductors. It gives students the opportunities to observe, conduct and sing every week.

Department of Music
MMus, Dip Composition and Sonic Art

The MMus in Composition and Sonic Art offered at Bangor University allows you to develop your skills and understanding of contemporary practices in music composition and sonic art. The programme will equip you with the knowledge required to compose in a range of styles and genres, while enabling you to develop high-level skills in a compositional field of your choice.

School of Music
M.A. Music: Performance Practice Pathway

The Music: Performance Practice Pathway programme from University of Birmingham is assessed by performance supported by written work which demonstrates a high level of ability in presenting, and reasoning from, historical evidence relating to performance practice.

Department of Music
M.A. Composition of Music for Film and Television

The Composition of Music for Film and Television programme from University of Bristol provides professional training in composition for screen media. Taught by staff and guest composers from the professional world, you will develop a strong technological foundation in the subject, along with specialist understanding of television and screen scoring.

Faculty of Arts
M.A. Music: British Music Studies pathway

This Music: British Music Studies pathway at the University of Birmingham takes the broadest perspective on modern British art music, offering case studies in the work of the ‘great composers’ of the tonal idiom, evaluation of the Anglican choral tradition and the British symphonic tradition, examination of the problematic status of modernism in British music before 1960.

Department of Music
M.A. Music Psychology in Education/ (Distance Learning)

Music Psychology in Education offers the opportunity for you to specialise in educational research in your second year. The first year of the course follows the same programme as Psychology for Musicians, but you will be able to select essay titles that emphasise the educational aspects of each module. You will then complete a `Readings in Music Education´ module, followed by dissertation research on an aspect of musical learning, informed by music psychology theory and methods.

Department of Arts & Humanities
Master Critical and Experimental Composition

Develop your creativity and technical fluency with this specialised programme, which allows you to specialise in composition while maintaining an interest in different aspects of music. The Critical and Experimental Composition programme is offered by the University of Leeds.

Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications
M.A. Opera Performance

This Opera Performance course from Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama will allow you to focus upon Opera Performance, providing opportunities to receive specialist training in opera skills, movement, acting, stagecraft, European languages and ensemble skills as part of a dedicated MA programme.

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M.Litt. Music

Our Music MLitt enables you to develop a flexible individual research programme in classical, popular, world, contemporary, early, folk and traditional music, applying approaches of interest to you (eg historiographic, theoretical, cultural, critical), under the supervision of specialists who are leaders in their field.

School of Arts and Cultures
M.A. Music for the Moving Image

Writing music for the moving image requires a unique combination of technical and creative skills. You will gain a solid grounding in the theories, techniques and practices essential for contemporary film and television music production.

Faculty of Arts, Environment & Technology
M.St. Music (Musicology)

The MSt can serve both as a self-contained course for students wishing to pursue more advanced studies in musicology for one year or as an excellent preparation for doctoral research. Students on the MSt courses in musicology, performance and composition follow a common structure, supported by appropriate individual supervision or tuition in their chosen specialism.

Postgraduate Diploma Music

This Diploma is a Pre-Masters programme aimed at postgraduate students who need a year to develop or consolidate their language skills in academic English, to develop additional music skills (theoretical or practical).

Centre for English Language and Academic Writing
M.A. Music Performance

This is a practical performance-based MA where you will demonstrate your critical awareness of current practice in your own specialist area through your playing or singing.

Department of Music
Postgraduate Certificate Sounds of Intent

This one year part-time, postgraduate certificate is an internationally unique opportunity to be part of the most exciting new area of work currently happening in the field of music and special educational needs. You will be introduced to the ‘Sounds of Intent’ music-developmental framework and learn how to use the resources and assessment tool available through the website. The course has both theoretical and practical elements, and is assessed through essays, a portfolio of work and a placement.

M.A. Music

The MA in Music from Bangor University allows students to develop and refine their knowledge and understanding in areas of musicological and/or ethnomusicological study. 

School of Music
MMus / PgCert / PgD Vocal Performance

Whether you're a recent graduate or returning to study after a break, our postgraduate programmes in Vocal Performance provide you with advanced-level training in singing. You're encouraged and enabled to broaden both your experience as a singer, as well your repertoire, at the same time providing you with the chance to specialise if you wish. The Vocal Performance programme is offered at Birmingham City University.

School of Music and Theatre
M.A. Sound Design

There are increasing numbers of freelancers in sound design and this course has been created to help those already working in the industry update their skills in the planning, generation and manipulation of audio soundtracks. At the same time, it meets the training requirements of those new to the field and will help develop and encourage fresh talent.

Faculty of Arts, Environment & Technology
Master Composition

Study Composition at Birmingham City University. In recent years, Birmingham Conservatoire's Composition department has produced outstanding contemporary artists such as Laura Mvula, Raffertie and Charlotte Bray.

School of Music and Theatre
MMus Composition

The Master’s degree in Composition offered by The University of Edinburgh develops the unique aesthetic styles of students, with the help of reputable composers. This Music Composition Master’s degree explores past and contemporary musical trends and better ways to present your work. Learn how to best manage your relationship with the performers, and develop your full creative potential.

Reid School of Music
M.A. Music (PGDip/ PGCert)

The MA in Music (PGDip/ PGCert) from Oxford Brookes University offers advanced training in either musicology or composition. The modular structure allows students to pursue a broad generalist programme or to specialise in a particular area of their choice.

School of Arts
M.A. Songwriting

Songwriting remains one of the UK’s biggest exports, with UK music stronger than ever. Popular song is the heart of the industry; global demand for new songs is high. Focusing your portfolio through research prepares you to contribute to this field.

School of Music and Performing Arts
M.A. Sound

Cover the spectrum of music, sound and technology appropriate to a wide range of work in existing and emerging sectors. 

School of Music and Performing Arts
Postgraduate Diploma Performance

The London College of Music's postgraduate course in Performance offers a generous provision of one-to-one instrumental tuition with internationally renowned recitalists. This performance course provides a range of fascinating modules which support and extend practical musicianship.

London College of Music
M.Sc. Music Technology

As computer and media technologies continue to converge and develop, the creation of music and sound has become increasingly more sophisticated. This course will immerse you in the technical and creative aspects of the latest emerging music technology.

Faculty of Arts, Environment & Technology
M.A. Music Therapy

Do you want to become a music therapist? The part-time MA Music Therapy course provides students with a unique opportunity to develop the skills necessary to become a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) qualified music therapist.

Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries
Master Performance

This challenging Performance programme at the University of Leeds will allow you to expand your repertoire and hone your skills as a performer, while giving you the confidence to apply critical approaches to the study of music and its performance.

Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications
M.A. Music Technology

The MA in Music Technology by Research is aimed at research-focused graduates with experience in music technology or audio engineering: both high level creators interested in composition, production and contemporary aesthetic approaches to audio, and those who wish to develop tools for other content composers, performers and analysts.

M.A. Musical Theatre

This unique MA will enhance your critical understanding of the musical theatre as a popular entertainment genre. It will help you to sharpen your practical skills as a creative artist; on a practical level, it will assist you in working as a freelance writer, composer or producer of musical theatre.

Department of Theatre and Performance
M.Sc. Acoustics and Music Technology

Taking the science of musical sound as your focus, you’ll work in a cross-disciplinary environment, using theoretical and experimental work to explore the musical, technical and multimedia applications of acoustics and audio technology. The Acoustics and Music Technology programme is offered at The University of Edinburgh.

Reid School of Music
Postgraduate Certificate Secondary Music

If you believe that music has a key role to play in every young person’s education, and you’re determined to bring the subject alive for pupils, this course will provide you with access to becoming an inspiring teacher. The Secondary Music programme is offered at Birmingham City University.

School of Education
M.A. Music

The MA in Music provides you with a thorough grounding in the creative, critical and practical underpinnings of advanced study and research in composition, musicology and performance. Specialist areas of study include analysis, screen music, critical theory, cultural history and ethnomusicology.

M.Sc. Developmental Psychology

Developmental psychology studies stability and change in our physical, cognitive, social and emotional development through the lifespan.It covers human development through the lifespan – from infancy, childhood and adolescence into adulthood and old age.

Master Music

The MMus in Music will serve the needs of graduates who may want to continue their studies at postgraduate level, either prior to employment or as a bridge to higher postgraduate qualifications.

College of Arts and Social Sciences
M.A. Music & the Creative Economy

If you would like to develop your career or create your own business in the music industry, this course is ideal. Whether you are a musician, a composer, a producer or a sound technician, this course will improve your skill set and help you make a living from what you love.

Master Performance (Work-Based Learning)

This course is designed for students working primarily as instrumentalists, composers or conductors. Attendance for lectures is as limited as possible, with the remaining tuition delivered by one-to-one contact time through the tutorial system and via the e-learning platform.

London College of Music
M.A. Music Education

The Music Education MA will introduce students to research and research-informed practice at the forefront of music education. The programme will provide tools for interrogating musical and educational assumptions, values and practices. It will support students to expand their understanding of effective music teaching, evaluation and assessment across the lifespan.

Institute of Education
M.Sc. Applied Acoustics

It's a vocational course that's ideal if you already have the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control and now want to gain a masters award in acoustics.

Faculty of Education, Health and Sciences
MMus Composition and Creative Practice

The Master of Music in Composition and Creative Practice at University of Glasgow is designed to enable students to develop their compositional practice in a dynamic, rigorous and supportive creative environment. It aims to provide training in a range of approaches, introducing tools and techniques relevant to today’s music making, and encouraging exploration, innovation and experimentation.

College of Arts
M.Phil. Music (Performance)

The MPhil is designed for students wishing to attain a thorough grounding in musical performance studies at an advanced level, either as a preparation for doctoral research or an autonomous qualification. In the first year you will follow the MSt in Music (Performance), proceeding in the second year to individual supervision leading to the completion of a recital and a dissertation.

M.Sc. Music Therapy

The training on this course is designed to prepare students for work with vulnerable children and adults with a wide range of needs, eg learning disabilities or mental health problems.

School of Health Sciences
M.A. Composition

Studying Composition at Bath Spa University you’ll develop your skills as a composer and deepen your understanding of current new music contexts, both artistically and professionally.

College of Liberal Arts
M.Phil. Music (Musicology)

The MPhil is designed for students wishing to attain a thorough grounding in musicology at an advanced level, either as a preparation for doctoral research or an autonomous qualification. In the first year you follow the MSt in Music (Musicology), proceeding in the second year to individual supervision leading to the completion of a dissertation and written project.

M.A. Ethnomusicology

Join one of the UK’s leading learning environments for the study of music, combining world-leading research, exceptional teaching and a vibrant musical community in the heart of global London. The MA in Ethnomusicology is delivered at City, University of London.

The School of Arts
M.Sc. Digital Composition and Performance

The Master of Science in Digital Compositions and Performance at The University of Edinburgh teaches students how to turn musical ideas into digital music composition, using computer software. The Master’s programme combines notions of computer software and hardware audio production and post-production knowledge, planning and executing digital music projects, and more.

Reid School of Music
M.A. Choral Studies

This is a practical performance-based MA, combining extensive development of skill as a member of a dedicated choral ensemble, with choir training, choral arrangement and individual vocal development. 

Department of Music
M.Sc. Music Engineering and Production

At the nexus of creativity, technology and business, this postgraduate degree is designed for graduates who want to further develop their music engineering and production skills, to establish a career as a professional producer in the music industry or related fields.

Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries
Master Music (MMus)

The MMus can help prepare you for a variety of careers including performance, composition, teaching, arts administration and music journalism. The programme also provides ideal preparation for future research work at PhD level.

Department of Arts
M.Sc. Audio Production

On this course, you’ll gain practical, theoretical and creative experience of sound engineering, music production and audio technology.

School of Computing, Science & Engineering
M.A. Creative Music Technology

The MA in Creative Music Technology enables you to work at the frontiers of the creative application of technology in composition, music production, sound design, screen music, audio-visuals and music software.

Master Music, MMus, PGDip

These courses offer a flexible route to advanced musical study including classical, popular, world, contemporary, early, folk and traditional. You can pursue these research-based courses through creative practice (eg composition, performance, improvisation, musicology, or a blend of these) or musicological study in a field of your choosing.

School of Arts and Cultures
M.A. Music Composition

The MA Music Composition shares delivery of core curriculum regarding practice-led research methodology with parallel MA degrees in Applied Theatre, Theatre & Performance and Fine Arts. Whilst your focus will be on Music Composition, there will also be opportunities for cross-disciplinary study and collaborative practice.

M.A. Music

MA Music, University of Nottingham.  Our masters course has recently been enhanced to create one of the most flexible, contemporary and distinctive courses in the UK.

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M.A. Music

Our MA in Music taught masters courses gives you time, facilities and authoritative guidance from academics and professional musicians to concentrate on your own musical interests.

M.St. Music (Performance)

The MSt can serve both as a self-contained course for students wishing to pursue more advanced studies in performance for one year or as an excellent preparation for doctoral research. Students on the MSt courses in musicology, performance and composition follow a common structure, supported by appropriate individual supervision or tuition in their chosen specialism.

M.A. Music Production

The MA Music Production degree is designed for students with existing music production practice, to sharpen your skills and to deepen your understanding of the context in which you work. You are given the opportunity to develop an appreciation and understanding of the discipline of music production in terms of academic critique, as well as the industry-specific context of production practice.

M.A. Experimental Music MA/MMus

Brunel University London's MA/MMus Experimental Music is the UK's first Masters programme in Experimental Music and offers you the opportunity to develop your own programme of study, based around your particular interests in contemporary music-making.

College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
Master Advanced Musical Studies

The Advanced Musical Studies programme is offered at the Royal Holloway University of London. With one of the largest postgraduate communities in the UK (typically around 50-60 research students and over 20 Masters students each year), we have established ourselves as one of the country's premier institutions for postgraduate education in Music.

Department of Music
MMus/PgDip Performance

The Performance 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.

School of Music
M.Phil. Music

Our Music MPhil programmes enable you to pursue advanced research in the areas of classical, popular, world, contemporary, early, folk and traditional music through a range of approaches. These include practice-based research, and musicological and theoretical inquiry.

School of Arts and Cultures
M.A. Community Music

York was the first university to introduce a Community Music module to its undergraduate course and is now the first to establish a programme at a postgraduate level. 

M.A. Music Therapy

Qualify to work as a music therapist in the UK and overseas, and become eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council in the UK.

Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
Master Composition (Concert Music)

We are proud of LCM's provision of a one-to-one contact time with professional composers from your chosen area of specialisation. One –to-one tutorials are supported by regular lectures. Our highly successful programme of Composer's Workshops serves to underpin both the undergraduate B.Mus and the postgraduate MMus programmes and to offer a further framework for social and professional networking.

London College of Music