- You'll have access to our unique facilities which include recording studios, rehearsal rooms, a synthesis/sampling lab - and the analogue/digital hybrid Visconti Studio which comprises an octagonal live room stocked with rare and vintage recording equipment.
- You will have the chance to attend masterclasses and workshops run by national and international performers and composers, such as Judith Weir, Howard Skempton, Stephen Coombs, Jane Manning, Steve Goss, Arditti String Quartet, Brian Ferneyhough, Kate Ryder and Kathron Sturrock.
- Through choosing from an extensive list of modules, you will develop broad musical knowledge and practical skills to equip you for a wide range of careers.
What will you study?
The core modules concentrate on research methods and colloquia, and will introduce you to a broad range of issues in music. Subjects are based in music education, performance, composing for media, and music production.
The Music course at Kingston University offers you the opportunity to focus on an area of your own choice and specialise through written work or composition. You can choose from a wide range of possible topics relating to your own interests. In addition, you can join any of the variety of University ensembles or form your own ensemble.
Skills for the future
A high proportion of Music MA students obtain employment on graduation – either in the music profession itself, in related areas or in teaching – or enrol for further study (eg PGCE, MPhil or PhD). For those students who are already in employment and undertake the course part-time, the award may accelerate promotion and open up new opportunities.
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- Advanced Production of Popular Music
- Composing and Marketing Popular Music
- Constructing Music Education in the UK
- Critical Reflection on Musical Performance
- International Music Education: Psychology, Culture and Philosophy
- Special Study: Arranging and Scoring
- Techniques and Technology for Composing for Film and Television
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, applications will close when the course is full.
DisciplinesMusic View 208 other Masters in Music in United Kingdom
- A good honours degree in music from either the UK or abroad (this may be in a specialist field such as popular music, music education or music technology). Typical entry qualifications are an honours degree in music at 2.2 or above (2.1 preferred).
- We may ask applicants to submit an essay as evidence of strength in written work, and applicants who wish to specialise in composition in the Major Project must submit a folio of three contrasting compositions.
- Where an applicant can produce evidence of relevant experiential learning (eg work as a professional performer or composer), it may be possible to consider a good honours degree in a subject other than music
International16600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 16600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA7500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- MA part time £4,125
- MA part time£9,130
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 €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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