MA Music – Global Popular Musics Pathway
This Music – Global Popular Musics programme from University of Birmingham builds on one of the Department’s newest areas for research and teaching. It focuses on popular music in global, diasporic, transnational, and linguistically diverse forms, reflecting emerging trends in popular music scholarship.
|Duration:||1 year (Full-Time)
2 years (Part-Time)
|Tuition Fee:||£21,150 per year|
|Location:||Birmingham, United Kingdom|
It moves beyond the traditional focus on album recordings and stage performances to include significant forms of ‘ubiquitous music’, including music in film/TV/advertising/video games. For those wishing to study Anglophone popular music, this approach will enhance the cultural relevance of your work.
The Music – Global Popular Musics programme from University of Birmingham offers first class, world-recognised staff who are experts in their fields meaning students learn from people who really are the best at what they do.
Students study within the excellent facilities available with the Elgar Concert Hall, which is one of the most flexible concert halls of its type in any UK university.
- Global Popular Musics
- Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art
- British Music Studies 1850-1975
- Experimental Music and Sound Art
“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”
Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology
Birmingham’s Music postgraduates work in a wide range of careers within and beyond the music world. A postgraduate degree in Music develops a broad base of skills including general skills such as communication, problem solving and research, and also specific skills developed by practice and performance such as self-management, team work and presentation.
- We usually ask for a good Honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, in Music or a related subject with a substantial musical component. Degrees in other subjects will be considered where candidates have significant professional musical experience and relevant qualifications.
- Your application should include a personal statement of approximately 5,000 characters. You should use your personal statement to explain why you are interested in studying this programme. In order to expedite processing, please clearly state the pathway to which you are applying within the first paragraph of your personal statement.
- All prospective students for the Global Popular Musics pathway must also submit a sample of written work of at least 3,000 words – in English – in addition to the usual supporting documents. This should focus on a topic related to Global Popular Musics, with academic bibliography and references.