Logo of University of Birmingham

MAMusic: British Music Studies pathway

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
More information

Expenses, accommodation, working etc.

birmingham.ac.uk/..tish-music-studies.aspx 

Overview

Interested? To learn more about this study programme, entry requirements and application process, please contact one of our consultants in a country nearest to you.

Programme structure

British Music studies is a fast-growing research field in today’s musicology. This pathway takes the broadest perspective on modern British art music, offering case studies in the work of the ‘great composers’ of the tonal idiom such as Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Britten, evaluation of the Anglican choral tradition and the British symphonic tradition, examination of the problematic status of modernism in British music before 1960, and criticism of modernist and postmodernist composition since World War II. Approaches are critical, analytical and sociological, with some reception history as well.

You will study three core modules:

British Music Studies Music Research Colloquium Introduction to Musicology

You will also choose one optional module and complete a 15,000-word musicology dissertation.

Career opportunities

Over the past five years, 96% of Music postgraduates were in work and/or further study six months after graduation. Whilst some graduates pursue music-related careers, others choose to use their transferable skills to follow career paths in fields including finance, the media and the public sector.

Employers that graduates have gone on to work for include:
Arts Council England;
BBC;
Birmingham Conservatoire;
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group;
Coventry City Council Performing Arts Service;
Lancaster University;
National Opera Studio;
National Orchestra;
Raffles Institution;
and Royal Northern College of Music.

Apply now! Fall semester 2022/23
Application deadline
31 Dec 2021 23:59:59
Europe/Budapest time
Notes
Please see the university profile or contact us for the deadlines that apply to you

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2022/23
Application deadline
31 Dec 2021 23:59:59
Europe/Budapest time
Notes
Please see the university profile or contact us for the deadlines that apply to you

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States