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MA Degree in Music 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.

For students looking to further their academic or technical pursuits in music, there are music studies that emphasize both the theoretical and performative aspects of the field. Music is an interdisciplinary field, focusing on areas ranging from history and theory to composition to performance.

In all, there are over 4000 Higher Education Institutions in Europe offering a wide range of courses at Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate level. With more and more of these organizations offering English as the language of education for at least some of their degree programs, universities in Europe are now of higher quality than ever before. Universities in Europe offer a friendly welcome to foreign students and to give a course of knowledge that meets their profession needs in today’s global demand.

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30 Results in Music, Europe

Masters (MMus) in Popular Music Performance - Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocal

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

The course will encourage you to develop the highest levels of instrumental skill through individual lessons and personalised learning. You will also develop your leadership and musical management skills through the leading of an ensemble, culminating in a performance of challenging original and existing repertoire.


Master of Arts in Music

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

The School of Arts offers English-language master programmes in the visual arts, audiovisual arts and music. Each year, dozens of foreign students choose the master programmes of our faculty to continue their studies. The presence of students from different international backgrounds is an enrichment for our educational tradition and provides an added value to the training of foreign master students and Flemish students moving on from the Dutch-language bachelor programmes alike.


MA in Music

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full-time Part-time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme offers a variety of stimulating and contemporary academic pathways with a range of theoretical and practice-based modules.


Master in Performing Public Space

Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Online & Campus Combined Full-time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Tilburg

Located in the heart of Tilburg, the Netherlands, Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts is dedicated to the study and investigation of cultural developments of all kinds, and to understanding how they can produce meaningful change within our shared spaces.


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.


Master of Arts in Music Performance / Specialized Music Performance in Classical Music

Zurich University of the Arts
Campus Full-time 2 years February 2020 Switzerland Zürich

Students of the master's programmes in classical music at the Zurich University of the Arts are part of an international community.


MA in Choral Conducting

University of Pécs
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 Hungary Pécs

The activity of choral conductors holding a degree belongs to the field of choral art. It involves forming new ensembles, leading different types of choirs, actual conducting work. Basically it means to head and manage the artistic work of a choir in the long term with high efficiency.


MA Music Production

Leeds Beckett University
Campus Full-time Part-time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Build your practical and theoretical experience in the creative and innovative applications of music technology in a studio environment. This course will give you the skills to take your ambition further and provide you with the confidence to work for major record labels and recording artists across a range of genres.


MA in Music Industry Management and Artist Development

UWL University of West London
Campus Full-time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom London

Commercial success and a sustained career within the music industry increasingly depend on the artist’s ability to set up their own small record labels, administrate their copyrights, facilitate live events, develop their careers and maintain their health.


Master in Musicology

Utrecht University
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

Our Research Master’s in Musicology will train you in advanced research while giving you academic insight into the theoretical and artistic principles underpinning music across history and cultures.


MA Contemporary Art Practice (Critical Practice, Moving Image, Performance and Public Sphere)

Royal College of Art
Campus Full-time 2 years October 2019 United Kingdom London

The Contemporary Art Practice programme is delivered through four pathways: Critical Practice, Moving Image, Performance and Public Sphere. The four pathways are led by artists that specialize in these areas of practice. Opportunities exist for exhibitions, overseas travel and international exchanges (including Paris and Kyoto).


Master in Music

University of Lincoln
Campus Full-time Part-time 1 - 2 years August 2019 United Kingdom Boston + 1 more

MA Music embraces the diversity of music scholarship, combining historical, ethnographic, analytical, critical and practice-based approaches. Through taught and practical modules, students can develop methods and skills to be applied to their field of interest which may encompass ethnomusicology, musicology, composition and performance.


Music

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Groningen

The study route Classical Music is aimed at students who are ambitious, have a high level of playing, are curious and who want to work hard to become a top musician. Every year you take part in big projects such as the Hanze Symphony Orchestra, the string orchestra or any kind of ensemble.


MM in Music Performance, Church Music

Lund University
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Malmö

This Master’s programme has three specialisations: Arrangement and Composition, Organ and Keyboard, and Vocal Music and Choir. Our aim is to further educate musicians that possess high artistic, educational and professional abilities.


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.