Research, collaboration, professional development, experimentation, 1-2-1 guidance and more. This is what our MA Popular Music Practice offers you. Over a full twelve-month period of study – or 24 months if you choose our part-time option – you’ll be pushed to expand upon everything you know, moving you away from the skills-based style of undergraduate learning and towards becoming an influential and unique voice in your industry.

Our clearly defined course structure is intelligently composed to cover theoretical, practical and collaborative elements. It culminates in a major project of your choice focusing on one of the following paths:

  • Performance
  • Production
  • Composition
  • Entrepreneurship

The path you choose will allow you to tailor your studies to your passion whilst taking theory, practice and research to an advanced level. It will also be stipulated on your final qualification as your specialism.

Study Details:

MA Full-time (one year) or part-time (two years)

Campus delivery: London, Bristol, Brighton, Birmingham, Manchester, Dublin and Berlin

Module Details:

  • Popular Music Practice and Research
  • You and the Popular Music Industry
  • Popular Music & Technology
  • Exploring Collaborative Practice
  • Major Project

Please note: module names and structure may be subject to change.

Student Destinations

You will be qualified to work as an advanced practitioner or educator/researcher within the field of popular music and related creative industries.


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Entry Requirements

A good degree (normally 2.2 or above) or significant experience in a relevant field. All applicants will be subject to interview and a portfolio may also be requested for Recognition of Prior Certified or Experiential Learning (RPCEL).

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