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Music - Performance Practice Pathway

University of Birmingham

M.A.
12 months
Duration
20400 GBP/year
10000 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 
  • 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

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
88
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • UK/EU: £5,000 part-time

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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