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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134 Music Master's degrees in United Kingdom

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.

Master Performance, MMus

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.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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
MMus Musical Instrument Research

The Musical Instrument Research - MMus programme at The University of Edinburgh develops skills in the critical study of musical instruments, and familiarises students with the examination of historic instruments, and with the evaluation of documentary information sources and iconography.

Reid School of Music
M.Sc. Composition for Screen

The Composition for Screen at The University of Edinburgh is a one-year, research and compositional performance-based MSc with a focus on practices for composing music and sound for the screen.

Reid School of Music
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

This degree course is for those who want to develop their research and analytical skills and upgrade their qualifications. It will suit anyone with appropriate entry qualifications who has a passion for music and is looking for an intellectual challenge.

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). Several topics and themes are included in the programme that will help you think in new ways about written documents about music; musical criticism; musical performances; and ethnographical approaches to music. Music databases contained in the Open University’s online library (one of the largest in the world) are central to this module. This module has a wide cultural and thematic breadth: all students engage with a range of western, non-western and popular music. The module is accessible and relevant to those who have a vocational or leisure interest in music.

Postgrad.Dip. 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 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.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. Music (MA)

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

Cardiff School of Music
Master Music

Specialise in either Composition or Musicology and Ethnomusicology by selecting from a wide range of modules inside and outside the department. Ideal as a foundation for further research or composition at doctoral level or to build on existing skills.

Taught programmes
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.

M.A. Community Music

This MA is intended for students who wish to develop their skills and interests in a range of community settings and it draws upon many department specialisms including developments in education and disability arts, world music, theatre and 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. 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.A. Music

The course combines specialisation in one area (including Historical Musicology, Editorial Musicology, Composition, Solo Performance) with further training in up to three complimentary areas.

School of 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.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 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
Postgrad.Cert. PGCE Music (11-18)

The PGCE Music (11-18) course offered at Canterbury Christ Church University prepares students to teach this challenging and fulfilling subject in a way which reflects the essence of music itself, i.e. a unique practical and creative discipline in which we can understand and express our ideas.

M.A. Music and Sonic Media

This course develops your creative abilities in composition and sound through practical and theoretical work. The MA reflects current developments both within and beyond the concert hall, including music for film, media and interactive arts. Theory and practice in the field of popular music production is also explored, focusing on historical contexts and the development of advanced technical skills.

School of Media, Film and Music
M.A. Music Education

This course is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills and understanding of both current and prospective music educators. It provides a unique opportunity for students from all over the world to investigate the UK system of music education, consider major issues in international music education research and undertake a comparative study of music education practices across different cultures.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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

This flexible Music programme from University of Bristol has pathways in Composition, Medieval Music, Musicology, Music Theory, Performance, Practical Performance, and Russian Music.

Faculty of 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.

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. Applied Psychology of Music

If you have a background in music or psychology, the Applied Psychology of Music programme from the University of Leeds will allow you to study existing research and theories in the psychology of music while continuing to follow your own musical interests.

Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications
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: 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
Master Performance (Music)

This course caters for a broad spectrum of performance interests and welcome applicants from any stylistic background. Students will have the opportunity to work in solo performance, chamber groups, orchestras, jazz bands, rock bands and music theatre and will benefit from workshops and masterclasses given by visiting performers.

London College of Music
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.

Postgrad.Cert. 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
Master Music, MMus

The Music, MMus programme from University of Southampton provides a flexible course of study. Its goal is a professional research project, recital or composition portfolio. Tutors work with each student from the outset of the course to form a portfolio relevant to the student's specific professional aims, whether further research at doctoral level, a career in the music industry or wider cultural sector, or work as a teacher or free-lance musician.

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.

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.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
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. 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 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.<br>

School of Arts and Cultures
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.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.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.Litt. Music

<p class="">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.</p><br>

School of Arts and Cultures
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.<br>

School of Arts and Social Sciences
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
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 Musical Theatre

The MMus offers an intensive, exciting and innovative curriculum preparing recent graduates and more experienced professionals for the world of performance work and related areas of the industry. 

London College of Music
M.A. Music Therapy

Get professional training in music therapy on an internationally recognised course that will qualify you to work as a music therapist. On successful completion, you’ll be eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council in the UK. If you’re a suitably experienced musician, our emphasis on clinical placements and range of music therapy approaches will prepare you for a career in music therapy.

Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
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 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. 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. World Music Studies

World Music Studies is intended for musicians, educators and enthusiasts who would like to know more about the music of the world and the academic discipline that studies it, ethnomusicology.

Department of Arts & Humanities
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
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
M.A. Music MA (Popular Music Research)

The MA in Music (Popular Music Research) Goldsmiths, University of London engages with scholarly debates and public controversies around popular music, while examining and developing both traditional and innovative ways of researching popular music.

Department of Music
M.Sc. Music Technology

Contemporary electronic music and sonic art is making increasing use of innovative audio software and interface possibilities to produce exciting and engaging productions, installations and performances. We will give you the skills to meet both the technical and creative challenges of producing custom software and hardware solutions for electronic music and sonic art applications.

Faculty of Arts, Environment & Technology
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.

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.A. Music Therapy

Become a qualified music therapist to facilitate people’s move towards well-being through specific therapeutic aims using a primarily non-verbal relationship in music. Music Therapy as practised in Great Britain is largely based on improvisation, the music being the shared, and the spontaneous creation of client and therapist.

M.A. Popular Music

This programme will be of interest to those concerned with the exploration of all aspects of performance, songwriting and composition or popular music studies. It is designed to develop performers', composers' and musicologists' practical and creative skills, as well as their theoretical understnding, to an advanced level.

The Faculty of Arts and Media
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.Sc. Advanced Music Technology

The University of West London MA Advanced Music Technology course aims to provide students with a higher level of understanding of the practical techniques and theory that underpin traditional and contemporary audio technology.

London College 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.A. MA Musical Theatre

This Musical Theatre course from Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama has been specifically designed to meet industry demands for musical theatre practitioners who are strong in the interdependent disciplines of acting, singing and dancing.

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
Postgrad.Cert. Advanced Musical Studies

Advanced Musical Studies PG Cert, King's College London Advanced Musical Studies allows students to meet individual goals to pursue a particular interest in musicology or composition. Ideal as a step into further research or to develop skills in the media, arts and other related bodies.

Faculty of Arts & Humanities