Masters degrees in Music can cover advanced musical performance and theory as well as the business of recording, producing and marketing songs and audio media.
Some of these programs are specialised degrees, such as the MMus (Master of Music), whilst others are music-based MA, MSc, PGCert or PGDip courses. Relevant first degrees will be considered, but professional or practical courses may require experience or auditions, as appropriate.
As well as being excellent preparation for work as a professional performer or composer, a Masters in Music can lead to a range of other careers.
You might work in a studio as a music producer or recording engineer, or for a record label as an artists and repertoire agent or artist promoter.
Your options aren’t restricted to working in the music industry either. Alternative career paths with a Masters in Music include academic research into musicology or work as a professional music therapist. Music is also an important part of many school curricula, with opportunities to go into teaching at various levels.
Approximately 50% of people with a Masters in Music are known to be in full-time employment six months after graduation, whilst 26% are in further study. The remainder are involved in part-time employment, voluntary activities or other pursuits.
Popular careers with a Masters in Music include:
Popular specialisms for Masters Degrees in Music include: