As a student of the Music - Open Pathway with Performance offered by the University of Birmingham, you will design a unique course of study, drawing upon our extensive offerings in Musicology, Composition, and Performance. Modules from outside the discipline (e.g. a language) may also be available if relevant to your individual pursuits.
Birmingham's Music postgraduates work in a wide range of careers within and beyond the music world. A postgraduate degree in Music develops 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.
Over the past five years, around 90% of Music postgraduates were in work and/or further study six months after graduation. Whilst some graduates pursue music-related careers, or go on to teaching and lecturing roles, others choose to use their transferable skills to follow career paths in fields including finance, advertising and public relations.
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- Advanced Performance
- Advanced Studies in Electroacoustic Composition
- Advanced Studies in Instrumental/Vocal Composition
- Advanced Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Music
- Arts Management in Practice
- British Music Studies 1850-1975
- Composition Tutorials
- Contemporary Music Studies
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesMusic Music History General Studies & Classics View 32 other Masters in Music History in United Kingdom
- A good Honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, in Music or a related subject with a substantial musical component.
- Degrees in other subjects will be considered where candidates have significant professional musical experience and relevant qualifications.
International20400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 20400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA10000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- Part-time fees: UK/EU: 5,000 GBP per year
- Government-backed postgraduate loans are available to help UK and EU students to finance their studies. Loans are available of up to £10,906 for Masters by Research students and up to £25,700 for PhD students, in all subject areas.
- International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.