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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.

179 Music Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.A. Music - Choral Conducting Pathway

The Music - Choral Conducting Pathway programme offered by 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. 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
MA - PhD Music Performance Practice

The Music Performance Practice programme offered by the University of Birmingham allows performers of a proven ability to develop their work on historically-informed performances of western art music.

Department of Music
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.Litt. Music Industries

The Music Industries programme is offered at University of Glasgow, College of Arts. This multidisciplinary programme 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.

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
M.Mus. Composition and Creative Practice

The Master of Music in Composition and Creative Practice offered at the University of Glasgow, College of Arts is designed to enable students to develop their compositional practice in a dynamic, rigorous and supportive creative environment.

College of Arts
M.A. Cultural Diplomacy and International Music

The Cultural Diplomacy and International Music programme is offered at University of the West of Scotland. Delivered in partnership with the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) in Berlin, the MA in Cultural Diplomacy & International Music educates professionals who intend to become involved in international diplomatic relations which function using the “soft power” of music.

School of Media Culture and Society
Master Creative Sound and Media Technology

The Creative Sound and Media Technology program offered by Bath Spa University is tailored towards individuals who are keen to hone their composition and production skills inside an intertextual and cross-disciplinary framework that pushes at the stylistic boundaries of genre.

M.A. Songwriting

The Songwriting program offered by Bath Spa University is for students with a thorough grounding in their own specialism who wish to extend and develop their songwriting knowledge and skills at advanced academic level, in a creative environment.

School of Music and Performing Arts
M.A. Sound (Arts, Design or Production)

The Sound (Arts, Design or Production) program offered by Bath Spa University delivers a mixture of advanced technical skills related to sound design and audio post production for film and other visual media. 

School of Music and Performing Arts
MMus Musicology

The MMus in Musicology represents a unique opportunity to explore music in its cultural, social and political contexts. Taught by a team of staff who undertake world-leading research in musicology, film music, music and politics, popular music and music sociology, our students are exposed to a variety of methodologies and debates, and are offered substantial scope to pursue their own research interests.

Reid School of Music
M.Sc. Composition for Screen

Composition for Screen at the University of Edinburgh attracts highly creative, talented musicians. Our students collaborate with animators, film makers, game developers and orchestras to produce exciting music which is regularly shortlisted for prestigious international prizes.

Reid School of Music
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. 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.Res. 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. Whether you’re a practising musician, a sound engineer or a professional looking to combine your background and passion for music, we’ll help you explore key concepts at the heart of music, science and technology. 

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
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.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 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.

Music
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
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.

M.A. Music Production

Build your practical and theoretical experience in the creative and innovative applications of music technology in a studio environment. This course will give you the skills to take your ambition further and provide you with the confidence to work for major record labels and recording artists across a range of genres.

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
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
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.

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
Postgraduate Certificate Secondary Education Music

If you're excited by the sound of Music education, then this course will undoubtedly strike a chord. Music is a powerful platform for multi-faceted studying. The degree, taught by dedicated tutors and supported by outstanding facilities, prepares you with the skills, knowledge and experience to thrive in secondary teaching.

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. 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.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.

MMus / PgCert / PgDi Jazz

Birmingham Conservatoire is renowned for its Jazz courses. Designed for recent graduates and suitably qualified mature students, our taught postgraduate courses in Jazz provide bespoke advanced-level tuition to Jazz musicians, whether as performers or instigators. The Jazz programme is offered at Birmingham City University.

School of Music and Theatre
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 (with Pathways)

As a postgraduate student in Music you will join one of the most vibrant and exciting Music Departments in the world. Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days. 

Department of Music
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
Master MMus

This programme from Goldsmiths, University of London offers a variety of practice-based opportunities, which may be combined with a range of academic modules as appropriate. Awards available are: MMus (Composition); MMus (Creative Practice); MMus (Performance and Related Studies); MMus (Studio Composition).

Department of Music
MMus / PgDip Orchestral Performance (Strings)

Developed in partnership with the CBSO, our MMus and PgDip courses in Orchestral Performance (Strings) at Birmingham City University enable advanced-level string players to focus on their development as orchestral musicians.

School of Music and Theatre
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
PGDip, PGCert, M.A. 20th - and 21st - Century Music

The 20th - and 21st - Century Music at Bangor University 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 of Music Music (Performance, Composition, Musicology)

We offer a broad-based Music (Performance, Composition, Musicology) programme at University of Southampton with three pathways: musicology, performance and composition. All three pathways can be used as professional training for themselves, or as preparation for PhD study. 

Humanities
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
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