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Masters Programs in Music in Europe 2020

Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

Typically, music programs concentrate on the historical, theoretical and technical aspects of music and performance. An interdisciplinary field, music is as much for the ambitious academic as it is for the aspiring professional musician.

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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University of Hull

The MMus programme is sector-leading, allowing unequaled specialisation and mixing of interests in a wide variety of areas including performance, composition (acoustic, e ... [+]

Course overview

Become the musician you want to be with a flexible taught-Masters degree at Hull.

The MMus programme is sector-leading, allowing unequaled specialisation and mixing of interests in a wide variety of areas including performance, composition (acoustic, electroacoustic, sonic arts), conducting, music technology, recording, production, pedagogy, film music, aesthetics, philosophy, semiotics, historical and critical musicology, jazz studies, popular music studies, music psychology, theory and analysis.

This course is aimed at those who have a particular interest in pursuing their study of music to a higher level and equips students with a wide range of transferable skills. Obtaining the MMus opens up career possibilities in music and in many other fields where skills in critical enquiry and a demonstration of advanced aptitude are essential.... [-]

United Kingdom Hull
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Fontys University of Applied Sciences

The Master of Music at Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg, the Netherlands, is an advanced degree programme for highly gifted musicians who seek a caree ... [+]

Programme in brief

The Master of Music at Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg, the Netherlands, is an advanced degree programme for highly gifted musicians who seek a career as a professional performer on the international concert stage. The unique dimension of the Master of Music at Fontys is the personalized component: students receive a two-year scholarship and can tailor the program in accordance with the needs of their emerging career. Students may use their scholarship for taking courses with professors at Fontys and even with external professors and artists.

Content of the programme

The master offers you an intensive two-year programme. The core programme consists of international masterclasses, individual lessons, and lectures on research skills, cultural entrepreneurship, music philosophy and music marketing. Specializations: • Classical music (instrumental/vocal) • Pop (instrumental/vocal) • Jazz (instrumental/vocal) • Musical Theater • Music Theory • Composition/arranging (classical/jazz/pop) • Conducting... [-]

Netherlands Tilburg
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Full-time
24 months
Campus
Academy of Music & Sound Online

In affiliation with the London College of Music and the University of West London, the AMSonline M.Mus Popular Music Performance has been developed to address the needs o ... [+]

In affiliation with the London College of Music and the University of West London, the AMSonline M.Mus Popular Music Performance has been developed to address the needs of contemporary musicians on a practical, academic and professional basis delivered by highly qualified professionals active in the music industry.

Course Explore in-depth an area of musicianship that interests you Expand and develop your competitive edge Gain academic recognition to explore theories and ideas

For Industry Professionals:We offer the opportunity to fast-track students with industry experience (10+ years) onto the masters. We map your previous experience against the two years of the foundation degree allowing you to progress straight onto the final year and achieve your masters degree.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Online
Zuyd University of Applied Sciences

If you have completed a Bachelor of Music degree, you can take an entrance examination for the Master of Music programme (Classical Music or Jazz), which will allow you t ... [+]

Classical Music or Jazz

The two-year internationally-oriented and demanding Master's degree programme centres on your personal and specialist development. Alongside the demanding main subject studies, the research and entrepreneurship components offer both support and a challenge, enabling students to establish themselves in the world of music with their specific individual qualities.

After graduating from this Master's degree programme, you will be awarded a Master of Music certificate. This programme has been accredited with the qualification ‘good’ by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).

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Netherlands Maastricht
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
CEV - Escuela Superior de Comunicación, Imagen y Sonido

Get a high level professional training to become a music producer. This master will teach you how to compose, produce and coordinate music projects in different contexts ... [+]

Get a high level professional training to become a music producer. This master will teach you how to compose, produce and coordinate music projects in different contexts and will bring you closer to a technological environment in constant progression.

A great opportunity to expand your knowledge about the industry and contemporary music production also oriented to the world of cinema . This degree is taught exclusively in SPANISH.

goalsCompose and arrange own compositions, and adapt the works of others.Compose original music for a cinematographic, television or video game with criteria and capacity to adapt to the needs of the client.Work in a technology environment for music creation through the programming and use of sound synthesis and musical sequencing tools.Perform, direct or supervise musical recordings of their own compositions or those of others.Understand the contemporary music industry.ContentsMusic industry and music for audiovisualMajor Project: ProductionMusic technologyAdvanced studio recording techniquesMusical language and creative techniquesProfessional outingsComposer-arranger of songs.Recording producer of record works.Music composer for movies, television or video games.Specialist in music recordings.Project manager in record and music corporations.Price... [-]
Spain Madrid
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Spanish
Full-time
1200 hours
Campus
Lund University

The Master’s Programme in Music has specialisations in Composition, Guitar, Harpsichord, Jazz Improvisation, Piano, Recorder, Symphony Orchestra Instruments, and Vocal St ... [+]

The Master’s Programme in Music has specialisations in Composition, Guitar, Harpsichord, Jazz Improvisation, Piano, Recorder, Symphony Orchestra Instruments, and Vocal Studies or Vocal and Drama Studies.

The Master’s Programme in Music aims to educate musicians possessing a high level of artistic and professional ability. On completion of the programme, the student must have well-developed knowledge and skills in order to work in a professional capacity in various forms – either as a soloist, a member of an established ensemble or in freely formed groups. The student must also have developed his/her ability for independent study. In addition, on completion of the programme, the student must have acquired well-developed entrepreneurial skills that increase his/her professional versatility in an ever-changing cultural life.... [-]

Sweden Malmö
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
SOAS University of London

This programme is designed for students who wish to specialise in performance while studying for an academic degree. Students have the unique opportunity to develop perfo ... [+]

Mode of Attendance: Full-time or part-time

This programme is designed for students who wish to specialise in performance while studying for an academic degree. Students have the unique opportunity to develop performance in specific Asian and African music traditions to a professional standard. They acquire expert knowledge about performance and the geographical or stylistic region of their performance specialism.

The performance component of the programme, in which students choose an Asian or African performance tradition, includes practice-based research. Students study the music of a particular region alongside performance theory training. Through a range of optional modules, they pursue additional interests as well.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
Charles University Faculty of Education

The core expertise taught within the MA study builds on the preceding BA study programme, and consists of a set of symbiotically interconnected linguistic, literary and d ... [+]

Music

The aim is to educate a school-leaver who is able to teach music at all kinds and grades of schools. The study is tied with preceding bachelor study, concentrated on gaining special musical knowledge and abilities. Master study degree focuses on collaboration with pedagogical and psychological subjects and with praxis at basic and high schools to development of musical pedagogical skills. The subjects take account of the pedagogical orientation of master degree.

See the study plan on http://studium.pedf.cuni.cz/karolinka/

Instrument

The aim is to educate a school-leaver who is able to teach instrument playing (piano or violin) at different kinds of music schools. The study is tied with preceding bachelor study, concentrated on gaining special musical knowledge and abilities. Master study degree focuses on collaboration with pedagogical and psychological subjects and with praxis at basic and high schools to development of musical pedagogical skills. The subjects take account of the pedagogical orientation of master degree.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Nicosia

The MMus programme aims to ensure the students’ ability to excel in today’s professional environment, where musicians must possess exceptional training as both teachers a ... [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Music (MMus, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full-time and Part-time are both possible. Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme

The MMus programme aims to ensure the students’ ability to excel in today’s professional environment, where musicians must possess exceptional training as both teachers and performers. Specifically, it enhances and develops the students’ personal performance standards; the range of their performance experience; their effectiveness as pedagogues; and their problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication skills.

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Cyprus Nicosia
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Full-time
Part-time
3 semesters
Campus
UNIR

With the Master in Musical Research and Online Musicology you will acquire a deep and current vision of the different tendencies in all areas of music: Musicology, Compos ... [+]

Study your Master in Music Research and Musicology online with UNIR

With the Master in Musical Research and Online Musicology you will acquire a deep and current vision of the different tendencies in all areas of music: Musicology, Composition, Sonology, Management and Musical Pedagogy .

This Official Master's Degree in Online Music offers the most current tools for doctoral research tasks and for teaching in all types of educational centers.

With the help of a faculty of musicians of great professional prestige, you will master computer applications for the analysis of scores and files related to sound art, as well as for the teaching of musical concepts.

With this distance Master in Musical Research you will get:... [-]

Spain Logroño
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Spanish
Part-time
1 year
Online
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy (RTTEMA)

Ability to analyze regularities in the interpretations of different styles of musical works; objectively assess music science and composer's creative heritage; conduct sc ... [+]

Degree acquired: Professional Master's degree in pedagogy of music

The length of the studies The length of full-time studies: 1 year and 5 months or 3 semesters The length of part-time studies: 2 years or 4 semesters Conduct of the studies

study year - October (Introductory lecture, exercises etc.), January, June, July;

study year October, January (defense of the Master paper).

Requirements for beginning the study programme: higher professional or professional bachelor's education and/or qualification of a teacher in various subjects connected to music.

Requirements for acquiring the qualification: academic courses that provide the newest advances in theory and practice of the field; research and innovation study courses; practice; development and defense of the master paper. ... [-]
Latvia Riga
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Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Sholokhov Moscow State University for the Humanities

The Master's Degree program is aimed at training highly - skilled performers , singers and vocal art teachers at all levels of education. ... [+]

The Master's Degree program is aimed at training highly - skilled performers , singers and vocal art teachers at all levels of education. Undergraduates have the unique opportunity of creative communication with outstanding singers of our time, such as People's Artists of Russia B.N.Kudryavtsev , N.V.Baskov , Honored Artist of Russia V.M.Syutkin, famous pop singer S.M.Penkin etc. The result of Master’s Degree Course is a concert performance and protection of master's thesis on topical issues of theory and methodology of vocal art. The uniqueness of the master's degree program:

All undergraduates have the opportunity to master various genres of classical, pop, jazz and folk music; The combination of theory and practice of voice with the provision of extensive network of practice bases Participation in various vocal competitions and festivals, including the International Competition "Muses of the world" ("Contemporary Art and Education" ). All undergraduates have the opportunity to serve the scientific and practical conferences and publish articles; The program has a teaching component, which allows to master methods of teaching vocal music at different levels of education. Final certification - participation in the show program or project performance and protection (if desired, may be replaced with the protection of master's thesis). ... [-]
Russia Moscow
September 2020
Full-time
2 - 2,5 years
Campus
Iceland University of the Arts

The Music Master for New Audiences and Innovative Practice provides future professional musicians with the knowledge and skills to become artistically flexible practition ... [+]

The Music Master for New Audiences and Innovative Practice provides future professional musicians with the knowledge and skills to become artistically flexible practitioners able to adjust to a wide range of societal contexts.

The programme is targeting students with high-level performance skills interested in reaching new audiences by learning to develop and lead creative projects in diverse artistic, community and cross-sectoral settings. As a result, they will develop their leadership skills and collaborative practice in a variety of artistic and social contexts.

The Master is a collaborative programme offered by several higher music education institutions from countries in Europe. Students apply to one of the participating institutions as their host institution, which will also award the degree. They can choose to take a part of their studies at one of the other institutions, or by other means of exchange as agreed by the programme, depending on their need and field of practice.... [-]

Iceland Reykjavík
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
The Royal Danish Academy of Music

An education within classical music, which aims toward a career as a professional musician/singer or professional instrumental/voice teacher. ... [+]

Master of Music - Instrumental/Voice

An education within classical music, which aims toward a career as a professional musician/singer or professional instrumental/voice teacher.

Name: Master of Music - Instrumental/VoiceType: MasterLength: 2 yearsEuropean transfer credits: 120 ECTSLanguage: English

There are 5 different lines:

Orchestra Piano Accordion Guitar Voice

Teaching varies between solo lessons, lectures and classroom instruction. In addition, there are master classes, chamber music and other specific subjects for different lines.

Graduation from the Master degree programme confers the title Master of music.

Entry Requirements

To be admitted to a Master programme you must have a Bachelor degree from a Music Academy, Conservatory or similar and attend an audition.Contact the educational institution to which you wish to apply for detailed information on entry requirements and required English proficiency levels.To find out how you can get your foreign certificate assessed for recognition here in Denmark, see the Danish Agency for International Education.... [-]

Denmark Copenhagen
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
DJ Productor

This multi-module course consists of a 9-month master's degree in which permanent practices are included. It has a personalized method designed so that in addition to lea ... [+]

This multi-module course consists of a 9-month master's degree in which permanent practices are included. It has a personalized method designed so that in addition to learning, get support according to your needs and live a unique experience in a different and modern school. The Master DJ Producer Is a course with professional experts in each of the areas of learning, who will put at your disposal your knowledge and years of experience working with artists and projects of international stature.

This master's degree can be started any month of the year.

DJ Productor, music production school and DJ is the first and only Ableton Certified Training Center in Madrid, with which you will have exclusive support and a specialized study program.... [-]

Spain Madrid
September 2020
Spanish
Full-time
9 months
Campus