The MA Music advances your exploration of today’s music in all its complexity. From a range of stimulating pathways, you choose one that best suits your interests. Modules are shared across pathways, and are rooted in academic and practice-based research.
The MA Music delivers core skills for academic research into music. Providing a uniquely creative approach to graduate studies, the degree accommodates diverse interests and approaches.
The programme and pathways available are:
- Musicology (Pathway A)
- Ethnomusicology (Pathway B)
- Popular Music Research (Pathway C)
- Audiovisual Cultures (Pathways D)
The MA Music equips graduates to take up careers in music such as journalism, teaching, broadcasting, librarianship, historically informed performance, contemporary composition, and arts administration. The programme’s modules explore music as an evolving subject, covering repertories from Western art music through to electronic, popular, audio-visual, non-Western, and contemporary repertories.
- You develop systematic, critical and creative approaches, exploring musical practice, discourses, and contexts.
- You develop an independent and original approach to current questions and debates.
- You explore interrelationships between music and other subjects, between theory and practice, and between performance and structural interpretation.
The MA Music is an academic rather than a practice-based degree. If you're keen to study composition or performance, please explore our MMus programme and its pathways.
Contact the department
If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Dr Berta Joncus.