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Music MA - all other pathways

Course Description

The Music MA is a flexible programme designed to cater for those with a wide range of interests and specialisms. It is conceived as a 'next step' after the undergraduate degree, either as a stepping stone to research, as a qualification for teaching in the FE sector or simply to satisfy a thirst for development. There are 12 specialist pathways that you can choose from; each includes a range of core and optional taught modules and you will complete the course with a dissertation, recital or composition portfolio.


- British Music Studies pathway
- Choral Conducting pathway
- Critical Musicology pathway
- Early Music pathway
- Electroacoustic composition/sonic art pathway
- Instrumental/Vocal Composition pathway
- Mixed Composition pathway
- Musicology pathway
- Open Pathway with Performance
- Open Pathway without Performance
- Performance pathway
- Performance Practice pathway (post-1800)


Music postgraduates develop a broad base of skills including general skills such as communication, problem solving and research, and also specific skills developed by practice and performance such as self-management, team work and presentation. A snapshot of graduate destinations over a five-year period has identified a variety of career paths from being a music tutor or a singing teacher to becoming a business analyst or advertising executive. Over the last five years, we are proud that 100% of our Music students have been in employment or further study within six months of graduating.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open day (Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Visit the Music MA - all other pathways page on the University of Birmingham website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Johannes David Wolff

Johannes studied music in Berlin, and is currently pursuing an MA in Choral Conducting at the University of Birmingham.

Johannes is also a postgraduate mentor, you can contact him online with questions or read further about his experience at the University of Birmingham on his mentor page: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk/mentor/johannes-david-wolff/


Entry Requirements

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Course Fees

£6,570 FT, £3,285 PT (UK/EU); £14,850 FT only (overseas)

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