The MA Music delivers core skills for academic research into music. Providing a uniquely creative approach to graduate studies, the degree accommodates diverse interests and approaches.
The programme and pathways available are:
- MA Music (General)
- Musicology (Pathway A)
- Contemporary Music Studies (Pathway B)
- Ethnomusicology (Pathway C)
- Popular Music Research (Pathway D)
The MA Music equips graduates to take up careers in music such as journalism, teaching, broadcasting, librarianship, historically informed performance, contemporary composition, and arts administration. The programme’s modules explore music as an evolving subject, covering repertories from Western art music through to electronic, popular, audio-visual, non-Western, and contemporary repertories.
- You develop systematic, critical and creative approaches, exploring musical practice, discourses, and contexts.
- You develop an independent and original approach to current questions and debates.
- You explore interrelationships between music and other subjects, between theory and practice, and between performance and structural interpretation.
The Music programme, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London , is an academic rather than a practice-based degree. If you're keen to study composition or performance, please explore our MMus programme and its pathways.
- investigation and evaluation skills
- intellectual skills in music
- specific research skills
The programme is designed with careful consideration of the opportunities, challenges and intellectual demands presented by careers in music, such as:
- historically informed performance
- contemporary composition
- arts administration
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Each Masters degree is awarded after the accumulation of 180 credits. You take:
- Compulsory module(s) (30 credits each)
- Optional modules (30 credits each)
- Dissertation or Major Project (60 credits)
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- complete your application as early as possible
DisciplinesMusic View 246 other Masters in Music in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Entry requirements vary depending on your chosen pathway. Please refer to the individual programme and pathway pages for more information.
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International17760 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17760 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8370 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8370 GBP per year during 12 months.
- National: £4183
- International: £8880
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.