City University London



The International Office, Northampton Square

London, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Dip. - Music Information Technology, M.A. - Music; M.Sc. - Music Information Technology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

City's programme of Music MA pathways gives you the chance to engage with a wide range of musical repertoires including Western art and popular music, world music, contemporary music and electronic music. We encourage you to develop both critical and creative approaches to musical practice and study. You will have the opportunity to consider current issues and debates in contemporary musicology. You will also explore the complex interrelationships between music and other subjects, and between theory and creative practice, while being trained in fundamental research skills which you may also use in later doctoral study. The Music MA programme aims to help you understand and evaluate the traditions and trajectories of music studies as a discipline, and appreciate how our own perceptions and values are shaped by wide range of contextual, historical and aesthetic influences. Four pathways Music MA: offers you a range of options to suit your particular interests, and allows you to focus on a substantial piece of written research in an area of specific individual interest. The pathway gives you exceptional training in research skills and introduces you to the latest critical thinking in music studies and musicology. Ethnomusicology MA: introduces you to new ways of thinking about music in its cultural contexts, with a particular focus on urban ethnomusicology. You will learn fundamental ethnographic research skills, while also engaging with different representations of musical knowledge, through ethnographic film, sound recordings, and musical performance. Composing for Moving Images MA: develops your ability to compose notated and/or digital music in relation to moving images, employing a wide range of technical procedures relevant to contemporary composition. You will have the chance to work with performers and/or other collaborators in creating music. Performance MA: develops your abilities as a performer, informed by an understanding of style, genre, context and interpretation, as well as historical and theoretical issues relevant to your specialised repertoire. You will receive conservatoire-level tuition from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama


Music MA alumni have gone on to teach, compose and perform music in a wide variety of settings, and are also employed in music publishing, broadcasting, music management, arts administration, music retailing and further musical study at MPhil or PhD level.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

In State Tuition (per year): 11500 GBP

Out State Tuition (per year): 11500 GBP

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