Sign up to our newsletter today
We've been helping students find the right postgraduate course for over a decade.
Masters degrees in Jazz equip students with the skills to analyse, interpret and compose a variety of Jazz performances and genres.
Taught MA and MMus (Master of Music) programmes are typical for the field. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Music.
A Masters in this field is an ideal way to boost your skills in musical Jazz techniques, as well as your overall knowledge of the historical and sociocultural influences of Jazz.
Through examinations of critical literature and performances, you will scrutinise a range of traditional and reformed Jazz styles, including blues, contemporary practices and ‘theatrical’ Jazz for stage performances and other art forms.
Consideration is also given to adaptations and interpretations of different styles into Jazz, across different time periods and cultures. You will usually interpret these adaptations into your own work, allowing you to appreciate the crossovers and similarities between different Jazz genres. You will also learn about the industry, particularly its global economic stance and historical development.
Careers can involve not only performance, but roles in theatre management and directing of live and recorded performances.
Back to results
Creative Arts & Design
All Course Types
All Study Types
All Start Terms
We're proud to have been awarded The Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2015 for ‘world-leading work to promote, produce and present contemporary music to an international audience'. Read more
Celebrate, explore, develop, innovate and magnify your capabilities as a music producer, a sound engineer, a practising electronic music artist, a performer, a composer, a sonic artist or an artistic practitioner whilst building and enhancing a powerful creative industry profile. Read more
The content of the programme adequately corresponds the most recent advances in science, art and technology. Students are acquainted with the theory and practice of creative activities, improvisation, artistic project management, art marketing, and research methodology. Read more
Do you love music? University of Aberdeen offers a wealth of musical genres, approaches and the practice of your art allows enrichment to your work, whether you compose, perform, teach, or do a combination of all three. Read more
The programme expects to attract entrants who have a background in the subject or a related subject area, acquired through previous study (a bachelor's… Read more
You can study both an MMus or MPhil by research within the Department of Music. Music at Aberdeen offers you a flourishing research environment in composition, instrumental, electroacoustic, historical, computational and sonic arts and sound studies. Read more