Postgraduate Music degrees

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Degree listing

MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy: Music Pathway

This programme builds on London's position as one of the most important musical centres in the world, with a diverse range of concert halls, theatres, cultural institutions and arts events that reflect its cosmopolitan and multicultural society.

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MA Music

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.  

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MA Music (Contemporary Music Studies)

The MA Music (Contemporary Music Studies) examines aspects of methodology, repertoire studies and cultural theory within a wide-ranging programme of investigation into the role of contemporary music in the society for which it is created.

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MA Music (Ethnomusicology)

The MA Music (Ethnomusicology) introduces a range of methodologies in relation to the study of music in its cultural contexts.

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MA Music (General)

This MA allows you to build an individual, 'tailor-made' programme of study, which incorporates the intellectual concerns, skills and understandings that lead to a clearly focused research dissertation. 

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MA Music (Musicology)

The Musicology pathway in the MA Music programme qualifies graduates to embark upon their own research. While honing specialist skills, this pathway teaches students bold approaches to music as a practice and an academic discipline.

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MA Music (Popular Music Research)

The MA Music (Popular Music Research) engages with scholarly debates and public controversies around popular music, while examining and developing both traditional and innovative ways of researching popular music.

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MMus Composition

The MMus Composition fosters your ability to compose and notate music, and to develop your own personal musical language. 

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MMus Creative Practice

This flexible Masters is an opportunity to investigate and combine strategies for developing creative work – an inclusive and forward-thinking composition degree that acknowledges many different definitions of the term.

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MMus Music

The MMus degree advances your exploration of today’s creative music practice 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. 

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MMus Performance & Related Studies

This Masters develops your technical and interpretive abilities as a performer, informed by an understanding of style, genre, context and interpretation, as well as historical and theoretical issues relevant to your specialist repertoire.

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MMus Popular Music

This MMus builds on our international reputation in the popular music field, as seen in the success of our BMus graduates.

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MMus Sonic Arts

The MMus Sonic Arts is an opportunity to explore a wide range of creative approaches to studio-based music, including fixed-media composition, improvisation systems, sound art installation and composition for video/film.

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MPhil/PhD Music

Goldsmiths’ Department of Music has a lively and varied research base, large postgraduate community, active performing tradition, and offers proximity to London’s resources.

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Why study Music at Goldsmiths?

Studying us will maximise your creative and academic potential, preparing you for the professional world. You'll be part of one of the largest postgraduate music communities in the UK, and will have the opportunity to work with performing and industry professionals, and visiting ensembles. 

We uniquely offer teaching in classical and popular music, composition, musicology, sonic arts and ethnomusicology, letting you combine modules from these areas. 

  • You can participate in a host of performance opportunities, including the Goldsmiths Sinfonia, Chamber Choir, Composers’ Forum, Contemporary Music Ensemble, lunchtime and evening recitals,
    and live events at the Students’ Union.
  • You will have access to our commercial-standard recording studio and the Stanley Glasser Electronic Music Studio, which facilitates innovation in composition, production, installation and performance
  • Music at Goldsmiths has been ranked 12th in the UK for the quality of our research in the Research Excellence Framework

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