|Study location||United Kingdom, Birmingham|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£12,000 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS: 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each band)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Audition is a part of admission process
Whatever your interests, our Musicology course gives you the opportunity not only to develop your research skills, but to complement your training in musicology with studies in other areas of music.
Our course is a chance for you to mould a programme of study to your own needs and aspirations, and may be approached as preparation for a research degree in music.
However, it is important that a musicologist develops complementary skills and/or knowledge outside their specialism which will help equip them for a future career: professional musicologists typically find themselves, amongst other things, teaching, managing and administering; some even maintain parallel careers as professional performers or composers.
Therefore, providing you with a choice of Professional Development Options alongside your musicological work gives you the chance to mould their programme to your personal needs and aspirations.
We are happy to hear from applicants considering research projects in any area of musicology, but we are particularly keen to attract those interested in pursuing Masters-level research in the specialist areas covered by the Conservatoire’s large team of research-active staff.
Most postgraduate conservatoire degrees are focused on performance or composition, and don’t cater for musicologists. This is not the case at Birmingham Conservatoire, where this course provides you with the opportunity not only to develop your skills as a musicologist, but to supplement them with complementary studies.
Your own research project will be at the heart of your programme. We are happy to hear from applicants considering research in any area of musicology, but we are particularly keen to attract those interested in the specialist areas covered by the Conservatoire’s large team of research-active staff.
These include French music of the seventeenth, eighteenth and twentieth centuries, Italian Baroque music, contemporary film and television music, theory and analytics, late medieval music, theory and critical editing, twentieth-century music theory and analysis, and music critics and criticism.
Musicologists progress into a multitude of roles, and you could find yourself teaching, managing and/or administering, as well as maintaining career as a performer or composer. Our graduates have progressed into PhD study and University careers beyond that.