MA Music Industry Studies


University of Liverpool    Department of Music

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Creative Arts & Design (9)

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The Music Industry Studies MA programme at the University of Liverpool offers an advanced and comprehensive understanding of the practices within the music industry. Through a combination of face-to-face and online lectures, you will delve into topics such as music publishing contracts, global music promotion, and events management. This programme is suitable for those interested in pursuing careers in music management and events management. The entry requirements typically include a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent, although candidates with non-traditional backgrounds and music industry experience are encouraged to apply. The programme benefits from the close relationship with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, offering valuable guest lectures and internships.

About the course

You will gain an advanced and discerning knowledge of music industry practices on this course. With the experience of our tutors and our international research, you will be introduced to practices within the music industry from understanding music publishing contracts to interpreting audiences and the global market.

Through both face to face and online lectures and performances, you will investigate current music industry practices in-depth.

In attending our research seminars, you will meet and learn from expert guest speakers belonging to a multitude of music industry disciplines.

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Entry Requirements

You will normally need a 2:1 honours degree or above, or equivalent, in an appropriate field of study.

We shall look at candidates in the light of conventional profiles, and also with regard to individual qualities. Mature students with non-traditional backgrounds, particularly if you have music industry experience are encouraged to apply.

If you hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, but don’t meet our entry requirements, you could be eligible for a Pre-Master’s course. This is offered on campus at the University of Liverpool International College, in partnership with Kaplan International Pathways.




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