What's covered in the course?
Most postgraduate conservatoire degrees are focused on performance or composition, and don’t cater for musicologists. This is not the case at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where this course provides you with the opportunity not only to develop your skills as a musicologist, but to supplement them with complementary studies unique to a Conservatoire environment. The Musicology is provided by Birmingham City University.
Your own research project will be at the heart of your course, and alongside this you will choose from the Conservatoire’s menu of postgraduate Professional Development options, which will allow you either to hone your skills in complementary areas, or to develop and expand your interests, providing the opportunity to interact and network with fellow musicians and a range of staff, as well as enjoying the excellent facilities the Conservatoire boasts.
You will benefit from the Conservatoire’s excellent library resources, as well as the opportunity to get involved with our performance departments, and our wider research community of students and staff through seminars, study days, social activities and other events.
Why Choose Us?
- The course is structured around your own research interests, and ensures you have the skills and knowledge needed to successfully negotiate and complete your research project (as well as preparing you for PhD study, should you decide to progress).
- You’ll be taught by a team of distinguished musicologists, many of whom are also experienced performers.
- You’ll have the flexibility to choose from a broad menu of Professional Development options, designed to help you work towards achieving your personal career aspirations.
- Royal Birmingham Conservatoire has some of the best music technology facilities in the country, and a brand new building.
- We are within easy travelling distance to the UK’s major research libraries and instrument collections.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Concepts in Musicology
- Conference Paper
- Dissertation Proposal
- Career Development
- Professional Development
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications will be considered at any time up until the course start date.
DisciplinesMusic View 209 other Masters in Music in United Kingdom
- UK students should normally hold a 2:1 honours degree, ideally but not necessarily in Music.
- Non-UK students should hold a Bachelor's degree or a similar degree-equivalent diploma, ideally but not necessarily in Music
- All applicants will submit a proposal detailing ideas for their Dissertation project and this will be followed by an interview.
- Home student auditions will be scheduled live in Birmingham.
- EU/international students outside the UK at the time of application may participate in a Skype interview.
International12800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 12800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA7400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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