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.
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.
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- Advanced Performance
- Introduction to Musicology
- 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
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesMusic View 209 other Masters in Music 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.
- UK/EU: £5,000 part-time
- 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.
Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.