Study Music in United Kingdom

Study Music in United Kingdom

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 UK has one of the most cosmopolitan societies within Europe and you will study with people from all over the world. The variety of universities and degrees is broad and degrees will be accepted worldwide.

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163 Music Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.A. Music

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

School of Music
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.

Master of Music Music (Performance, Composition, Musicology)

Students in the Music (Performance, Composition, Musicology) programme at University of Southampton benefit from intensive one-to-one instruction with world-leading experts in music history, cultural studies of music, performance studies and analysis; internationally noted performers with active solo and ensemble careers; and prominent composers of contemporary art music, electronic music, media music (including film, television and video game music) and jazz.

M.A. Cultural Diplomacy and International Music

The MA Cultural Diplomacy and International Music from University of the West of Scotland is delivered jointly by University of the West of Scotland in Paisley and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin. Students will attend the Paisley campus in trimester one before studying in Berlin in trimester two.

School of Media Culture and Society
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

This module is the first part of the MA in Music, which is taught and assessed entirely online. It introduces a wide range of music research skills in the context of the ‘digital humanities’ (the use of computers and the internet for research and study). This Music Part 1 course is offered by The Open University UK.

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. MRes Computer Music

The future of the music industry lies with computer technology – and what we can do with that technology. It affects how we create, perform and distribute music.

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
M.Litt. Popular Music

The Popular Music programme at University of Glasgow gives students the unique opportunity to develop critical understandings of the music industries and popular music, as well as gaining practical experience in a music industries-related organisation.

School of Culture and Creative Arts
Master Composition/Electroacoustic Composition/Sonic Art (MMus/Dip)

The MMus in Composition and Sonic Art, 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.Phil. Music (MPhil)

Goldsmiths’ Department of Music has a lively and varied research base, large postgraduate community, active performing tradition, and offers proximity to London’s resources. Staff research interests are correspondingly diverse and wide-ranging, and we offer research supervision in any of these areas of specialism.

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

Join one of the UK’s leading institutions environments for the study of music, combining world-leading research, exceptional teaching and a vibrant musical community in the heart of global London.

School of Arts and Social Sciences
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, and criticism of modernist and postmodernist composition since World War II.

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
M.A. Contemporary Arts and Music (PGDip)

The MA in Contemporary Arts and Music (PGDip) from Oxford Brookes University offers a comprehensive introduction to creative strategies and practice-based research methodologies for developing innovative contemporary arts and music and enabling an in depth development of your concerns and interests. It provides an excellent basis for both doctoral research and ongoing independent practice.

School of Arts
Postgraduate Diploma Graduate Diploma in 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).

Department of Music
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.

MA / PgDip Professional Voice Practice

Realise your potential as a creative practitioner and train to be a professional voice coach at Birmingham School of Acting (BSA). The Professional Voice Practice programme is offered at Birmingham City University.

School of Music and Theatre
MMus Musical Instrument Research

The Master of Music in Musical Instrument Research at The University of Edinburgh teaches about historic instruments and draws conclusions about how they were used. During the Master’s programme, students will have weekly tutorials at the Collection of Historic Musical Instruments galleries and are encouraged to examine the iconography, Western art music and documentary information sources.

Reid School of Music
M.A. Music for the Moving Image

Writing music for the moving image requires a unique combination of technical and creative skills. This course aims to give you a critical appreciation of the theory together with a solid grounding in the techniques and practices essential for contemporary film and television music production.

Faculty of Arts, Environment & Technology
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 Production

This course offers you practical and theoretical experience in the creative and innovative applications of music technology in a studio environment. You will work alongside experienced industry professionals, exploring the technical and creative skills of recording, arranging, mixing and mastering to develop a wide range of commercial and non-commercial musical scores.

Faculty of Arts, Environment & Technology
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
Master Composition (Electronic Music)

The course is aimed equally at composers of electronic music in the traditional sense, and contemporary artists who may combine the role of composer with producer, engineer, musician and DJ. London College of Music (LCM) at the University of West London is at the forefront of the academic study of music technology in general - and popular electronic music composition in particular.

London College of Music
M.A. The Beatles, Popular Music and Society

This MA will be of interest to those working in the fields of popular music studies, cultural studies, social anthropology, politics, gender studies, and musicology, among others. Such a course is an essential addition to the discipline of Popular Music Studies.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
M.A. Music Technology

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
Master Production of Popular Music

This course will enable you to study popular music from a practical perspective with an emphasis on music production and songwriting. For your final major project you will focus on composition and production within the popular music genre, producing an extended professional-quality album of your popular music compositions/covers.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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
M.A. Music (MA)

This MA is an opportunity to challenge yourself academically and musically, while developing a specialism in a research-led university environment. 

Cardiff School 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.

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

Explore the creative and technical aspects of location, studio sound production and sound design. There are increasing numbers of freelancers and sole traders in sound design, and our course has been created to ensure that training opportunities remain within the industry, to keep skills current, while developing and encouraging new talent.

Faculty of Arts, Environment & Technology
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
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
Postgraduate Certificate Secondary Education Music

The Middlesex PGCE Secondary Music course is one year full-time. It equips you to inspire pupils through the use of engaging interactive workshops, lectures and structured debates. You receive personal attention through regular tutor visits to school placements and individual tutorials. Schools are carefully selected to suit individuals and expose them to imaginative and thought provoking teaching and learning strategies.

School of Health and Education
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

Bath Spa has pioneered the teaching of songwriting, launching the world's first Songwriting Masters degree in 2007. Its blend of practical, theoretical and scholarly practice is taught by published, practising songwriters, working alongside academics with songwriting-specific research expertise.

School of Music and Performing Arts
M.Phil. Music Studies

The MPhil in Music Studies is an integrated programme with tracks in Musicology, Theory, analysis and criticism, Ethnomusicology, Jazz, popular and media music; Performance Studies, Music and science and Composition. Teaching is through supervisions and seminars, and assessment is by coursework and a final thesis.

Postgraduate Diploma Performance

The LCM'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.A. Music and Development

This unique Music and Development MA 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. Music Therapy

MA Music Therapy offered by the University of South Wales, 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
M.A. 20th - and 21st - Century Music - PGDip, PGCert

The 20th- and 21st-Century Music MA (Standard Track) allows students to specialise in music after 1900. Typically students this area will be approached through a combination of different angles, such as historical musicology, analysis, performance and composition.

School of Music
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
Master Composition

The MusM in Composition offers intensive training for composers and provides excellent preparation for doctoral work or a career in the professional world. With a strong focus on practical music making and supported by an outstanding programme of workshops and performances by professional musicians, it offers an invaluable opportunity for composers to hone their skills and develop their personal voice.

School of Arts, Histories and Cultures
Master Electronics with Music and Audio Systems MEng (Hons)

This programme uses mathematics and engineering techniques to enable you to understand how technology is applied to music and audio. You will learn how computers and electronics shape electronic musical instruments, digital audio systems, music downloads, sound effects and games. In addition to a team project in your second year, you will complete an individual final-year project that will be supervised by a researcher in our world-leading Centre for Digital Music (C4DM).

M.Sc. Music Technology

The MA/MSc/Diploma in Music Technology is a course unlike any other. Based in contemporary practice and research, the Music Technology Masters course offers a detailed insight into the inner workings of both digital music and technology.

Master Music Performance

This course aims to create informed, skilled and insightful performers across a wide range of musical genres. It is ideal if you aspire to become a professional performer or are an instrumental teacher and would like to further develop your knowledge of music performance. You will receive individual tuition on your instrument or voice from a top professional performer.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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
M.A. Music: Performance Pathway

University of Birmingham offers the Music MA: Performance pathway programme. You will become part of, and contribute to, the vibrant international community of the College of Arts and Law Graduate School, which offers dedicated research resources and a supportive working environment

Department of Music
M.A. Critical and Applied Musicology

The Critical and Applied Musicology programme at the University of Leeds allows you to study the critical theories and perspectives that have influenced the way we study music – how it is composed and performed as well as the role it plays in different communities.

Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications
M.Sc. Acoustical Engineering

There is increasing pressure to make life quieter and to gain a better understanding of how noise and vibration affect people. The MSc in Sound and Vibration is a full-time master's degree that offers an academically challenging exposure to modern developments in sound, vibration and signal processing.

Sound and Vibration
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
MMus / PgCert / PgDi Music Technology

Designed for recent graduates and suitably qualified mature students, our postgraduate courses in Music Technology provide an opportunity for composers and composer-performers to experiment with and develop expertise in the creative application of established and new music technologies. The Music Technology programme is offered at Birmingham City University.

School of Music and Theatre
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 Conducting (Choral or Orchestral)

Designed for recent graduates and suitably qualified mature students, the taught Master of Music (MMus) and Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) courses in Conducting (Choral or Orchestral) from Birmingham City University provide the technical training, collaborative opportunities and podium time necessary to launch a career as a professional conductor.

Birmingham Conservatoire
Master Music

Develop your creative musical interests into a wide range of career options with world class expertise and mentoring in performance, composition and musicology. Do you have a talent for music? If you love listening or playing music to an advanced standard or you have started to compose music and understand the creativity involved, this programme will be a solid foundation to setting your sights high in the music and arts industry worldwide, teaching or getting involved in progression careers

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.Sc. Sound & Music for Interactive Games

With the next generation of games consoles upon us, the demands for a 'Hollywood' quality soundtrack to match the increasingly impressive visuals in games has never been greater. If you're a sound designer or composer, our course gives you the opportunity to explore the issues and opportunities that interactivity presents.

Faculty of Arts, Environment & Technology
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.A. Early Music

The Early Music MA (Standard Track), Bangor University allows students to specialise in music of the medieval and early modern periods. Typically this area will be explored through a combination of different perspectives, such as historical musicology, editorial musicology, sacred music studies.

School of Music
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