We investigate, through analysis, the relationships within a piece of music, and between that piece and its genre and context. Throughout the course, you will be exposed to music of all kinds and in all contexts: Western classical, popular music, musics of other cultures, community music, seeing these musics in terms of their history (and how that history has been shaped over time), social context, and psychology.
The Music course offered at the University of Oxford is broadly based but allows increasing specialisation and choice as you proceed. Whether you’re a performer, a composer, a budding scholar of psychology, history, sociology or education, the Music course offers something for you.
CareersThe varied nature of the course enables students to develop highly desirable skills in areas such as self-management, creativity, data analysis, performance, teamwork, problem-solving, and communication, all of which makes them an attractive prospect for potential employers. Teaching, performance and arts administration are among the popular destinations for Music graduates, but others include broadcasting, publishing, law, politics and the Civil Service. Many students undertake further study in performance, often at conservatoires in the UK and abroad. Rather than limiting your career prospects, a music degree opens doors to a wide range of careers both within and outside the arts.
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- Special topics, for example: Machaut’s songs; Historically informed performance; Schubert’s last decade; Psychology of everyday musical experience; Global hip hop
- Musical analysis and critical listening
- Techniques of composition and keyboard skills
- Foundations in the study of music
- Foundations in ethnomusicology
- Extended essay
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesMusic View 378 other Masters in Music in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A-levels: AAA
- Advanced Highers:AA/AAB
- IB: 38 (including core points) with 666 at HL
- Candidates are expected to have Music to A-level, Advanced Higher, Higher Level in the IB or another equivalent.*
- Keyboard ability of ABRSM Grade V or above is also highly recommended.
International30030 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 30030 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
Islands (Channel Islands & Isle of Man): £9,250
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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