The Popular Music programme offered by the University of Chester is designed to develop your creative skills and theoretical understanding to an advanced level.
Why study this course with us?
The MA in Popular Music has pathways in: performance; songwriting and composition; and music studies.
Initially, you will follow a core curriculum that seeks to contextualise your own practice and start an engagement with the general field of study.
The course offers you the opportunity to shape your learning through a series of modules that will enable you to integrate scholarly work with your own practice as a musician, composer or musicologist. Our modules consider current theoretical and practical debates in the subject area, and will guide you through the kind of research methodologies required at Master's level. You will be given the opportunity to negotiate the most effective means of approaching your subject, with a view to producing an intensive study of your specialism.
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- Research Methods
- Major Practical Project
- Research Dissertation
- Popular Music Case Studies
- Popular Music Studies
- From Machaut to Mashup
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesMusic View 232 other Masters in Music in United Kingdom
- Applicants will normally hold a 1st or 2:1 honours degree in a related subject. Consideration will be given to those who hold a lower classification who can demonstrate they are capable of performing at the level required to complete the course successfully.
- Applicants will be expected to attend an audition and/or interview in order to demonstrate their suitability for the course.
- Students from countries outside the UK are expected to have entry qualifications roughly equivalent to UK A Level for undergraduate study and British Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) for postgraduate study.
International12450 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12450 GBP per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA5940 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5940 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Chester
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
The University of Chester offers generous international and merit-based scholarships for both undergraduate and postgraduate study, providing a significant reduction to the published headline tuition fees. You will automatically be considered for these scholarships when submitting an application and any award given will be shown on your offer letter.
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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