Making the most of the city of Glasgow and its vibrant popular music ecosystem including a rich network of venues, festivals, and small to medium music businesses, this degree is distinctive for its emphasis on work-based learning with opportunities for arranged placements in existing music companies on the one hand, or supervised music entrepreneurship projects on the other.
Why study the Music Industries course at the University of Glasgow?
- Our approach is multidisciplinary: we employ a variety of academic approaches and draw upon the University's expertise in a range of disciplines including sociology, cultural studies, musicology and politics.
- You will be studying in the City of Glasgow with its vibrant and exciting music scene – the UK’s first UNESCO city of music.
- You will benefit from access to our facilities including seminar and practice rooms, a small library, an audio lab, studios, and the University’s concert hall.
The programme opens opportunities to enter and develop your career or business in the music (or related media and creative) industries. The programme will provide you with:
- experience working in the music industries via either placement or entrepreneurship pathways
- critical methods of evaluating music industries research produced by different stakeholders (e.g. academics, lobbying groups, and policymakers)
- knowledge of the key theoretical, historical, and methodological debates in music industries and popular music research
Recent graduates work as Head of Publisher Services at PRS/ ICE Services, label services manager at Ferocious Management, Royalties Administrator at BBC Studios and lecturer in Commercial Music. Others are self-employed artists and music entrepreneurs.
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- Popular Music Research
- Working In Music Since 1900
- Music Industries Project
- The Contemporary Music Industries
- Popular Music Politics
- Music Industries Dissertation
- Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified.
- You are also required to submit an admissions statement of around 500 words explaining why you want to undertake the MLitt in Music Industries at Glasgow. Please download and use our Music Industries admissions template for this.
International18370 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18370 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
Home and EU Part-time fee: £944 per 20 credits
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