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Master of Arts Degree in Composition in Europe

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Masters degrees are more versatile than doctoral qualifications and have a broad range of professional and academic applications. According to the U.S. Department of Education, three types of masters programs exist research, professional, and terminal. The most popular masters degree types are Master of Arts (M.A.) and Master of Science (M.S.) in a mixture of subject fields.

Composition refers to the writing of original music. Individuals who choose to study composition may choose to work in entertainment, writing theme songs and music for movies, or they may choose to work as music directors and producers for studios or private sound management companies.

Europe is the sixth largest continent and includes 47 countries and assorted dependencies, islands and territories. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Asia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the West.

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7 Results in Composition, Europe

MA Composition

Iceland University of the Arts
Campus Full-time 2 years August 2019 Iceland Reykjavík

The Masters programme in music composition provides the student with the means to establish and develop his/her area of speciality as a composer. Emphasis is put on allowing the student to explore, enhance and develop her/his personal compositional approach.


MA/MMus/PgDip (Performance and Composition)

Leeds College of Music
Campus Full-time Part-time September 2019 United Kingdom Leeds

The MMus/MA is a taught full-time or part-time postgraduate course that sees you continue with your specialism in either Production, Performance, Composition, or Performance and Composition, and demonstrate critical engagement with your discipline through a viva voce (MMus) or written critique (MA).


MA/MMus/PgDip (Composition)

Leeds College of Music
Campus Full-time Part-time 1 year August 2019 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

The MMus/MA is a taught full-time or part-time postgraduate course that sees you continue with your specialism in either Production, Performance, Composition, or Performance and Composition, and demonstrate critical engagement with your discipline through a viva voce (MMus) or written critique (MA).


MA in Music

University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
Campus Online Full-time Part-time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Birmingham + 2 more

The Music MA is a flexible programme designed to cater for those with a wide range of interests and specialisms. It is conceived as a 'next step' after the undergraduate degree, either as a stepping stone to research, as a qualification for teaching in the FE sector or simply to satisfy a thirst for development. There are 10 specialist pathways that you can choose from across musicology, composition and performance; each includes a range of core and optional taught modules and you will complete the course with a dissertation, recital or composition portfolio.


MA in Songwriting

Bath Spa University
Campus Online Full-time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

Songwriting remains one of the UK’s biggest exports, with UK music stronger than ever. Popular song is the heart of the industry; global demand for new songs is high. Focusing your portfolio through research prepares you to contribute to this field.


Advanced Master Contemporary Music

KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts Gent
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 Belgium Ghent

Those choosing the Advanced Master in Contemporary Music programme at the Royal Conservatory/School of Arts Ghent work under the guidance of the Ictus and SPECTRA contemporary music ensembles, on projects with an emphatic focus on recently composed music. Students specialize in contemporary music, as soloists or members of an ensemble. They play an active role in creating new works by both young and established composers.


MA in Songwriting

The Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance
Campus Full-time Part-time 1 - 2 years August 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA Songwriting is a highly creative programme designed to enable students to examine, explore and focus both their practical songwriting and analytical songwriting education.