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Music and Acoustic Engineering MSc

Politecnico di Milano Italy

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Master of Creative Music Therapy Master Degree

Western Sydney University Australia

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Publishing and Music Production Master Degree

IULM University of Milan Italy

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Musical Theatre: Acting and Performance MA

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama United Kingdom

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Applied Psychology of Music MA

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures, University of Leeds United Kingdom

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Music Management - Berlin MA

Macromedia University of Applied Sciences Germany

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Music Production MA

University of Derby United Kingdom

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Music MA

SOAS University of London United Kingdom

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Music, Theatre and Performance Studies Master Degree

University of Groningen Netherlands

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Music PhD

University of Kent United Kingdom

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Music MA, PhD

University of Alberta Canada

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Electronic Music Production & Performance BA (Hons), Cert HE

Catalyst - Institute for Creative Arts and Technology Germany

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Music Performance Studies MA

University of Sheffield United Kingdom

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Music MMus

University of Nicosia Cyprus

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Music Business Management MA

University of Westminster United Kingdom

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PGCE - Music PGCE

Ulster University United Kingdom

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MPhil/ PhD Creative Practice:Dance/ Music/ Collaborative Arts PhD

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance United Kingdom

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Study a Music Masters abroad in 2024

A student looking to study a degree in music should have at least some experience of their chosen instrument or specialisation. A music degree is perfect for any student who is passionate about music, and wishes to further their theoretical and practical knowledge.

As a music student, you will not only study the practical training of your instrumental skills, you will also develop your knowledge of musical theory. This might include music history, performance, arrangement, harmony and music technology.

Your degree will be delivered in a mixture of modes. These could include lectures and seminars, as well as practical projects and performance opportunities. There may be an option for you to participate in a work placement, but this is not guaranteed.

Depending on where you choose to study, you may be able to specialise towards the end of your degree. This specialisation can be a chance to experience different elements of studying music, and potentially influence your future career. Common specialisations include:

  • Music Education
  • Composition
  • Music Therapy
  • Film Scoring
  • Music Production and Engineering
  • Genre Specialisations (e.g. Jazz, Classical, etc.)

If your degree requires you to write a dissertation or participate in a final project, this will give you the chance to further explore a chosen area of music.

The accreditation of your degree will depend on where you choose to study. Different countries can have different accreditation systems. Typically, you can expect to be awarded a Bachelor of the Arts (BA), or a Bachelor of Music (BMus).

An undergraduate degree in music will normally take three to four years. Foundation degrees, diplomas and certificates can last up to two years when studied full-time.

Once you have successfully completed your undergraduate degree, you can choose to either seek employment in your chosen area, or further your studies. Continuation of your studies could be in the form of a postgraduate degree, such as a masters or PhD, or a graduate certificate or diploma.

Studying for a music degree will allow you to hone your instrument specific skills, and improve your ability practically and theoretically. You will be able to pursue a career in private teaching, performing and working on your own music. As well as this, you could work in the management of professional musicians, work in radio, or in sound production.

However, you would not be limited to working in music. The wide range of transferable skills gained throughout your degree will mean that you can find employment in many different sectors. You will have developed skills in critical reflection, self-management, creative thinking, organization, and effective communication, both orally and written.

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