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Music - Performance Practice Pathway

University of Birmingham

12 months
Duration
21060 GBP/year
10500 GBP/year
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About

The Music - Performance Practice Pathway at the University of Birmingham prepares students for careers as performers and scholars.

Overview

Students combine studies of contemporary performance with those of historical practice.

The Music - Performance Practice Pathway at the University of Birmingham differs from the Performance Pathway in that it incorporates a more substantial academic component, representing an ideal training model for future performer-scholars.

Careers

Your degree will provide excellent preparation for your future career, but this can also be enhanced by a range of employability support services offered by the University and the College of Arts and Law.

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Performance 
  • Advanced Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Music
  • Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art
  • British Music Studies 1850-1975
  • Contemporary Music Studies
  • Experimental Music and Sound Art
  • Fieldwork Methods

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We usually ask for 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.

  • Your application should include a personal statement of approximately 5,000 characters. You should use your personal statement to explain why you are interested in studying this programme. In order to expedite processing, please clearly state the pathway to which you are applying within the first paragraph of your personal statement.
  • All prospective students for pathways in performance must also submit a sample of written work of at least 1,500 words - in English - in addition to the usual supporting documents. This should focus on a musical topic, with academic bibliography and references.
  • For this pathway, you must also present a 20-minute programme during which you play 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21060 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21060 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK: £5,250 part-time

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • 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.

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