Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Music

Masters Courses

A Masters degree offers you the chance to develop advanced musical and employability skills to help you as you enter the next phase of your career. If you follow a course related to your desired path you will cultivate specialist knowledge and expertise that can make you stand out from your peers and help you progress in the world of work or academia.

Our courses

Applied Psychology of Music MA

Critical and Applied Musicology MA

Critical and Experimental Composition MMus

Electronic and Computer Music MA

Music and Management MA

Performance MMus or Postgraduate Diploma

Graduate Diploma in Music

Our reputation

We are ranked 15th in the UK for Music by The Complete University Guide 2017, and the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures in which the School is situated has been ranked 60th in the world by the QS World Rankings by Subject 2017. The University of Leeds has also been named University of the Year 2017 by The Times and The Sunday Times’ Good University Guide.

Research-based degrees

We have an active research environment which enables us to offer a range of exciting masters courses taught by experts who are leaders in their fields. You will be engaged actively in research, including practice-led research, working with internationally recognised specialists and experienced professionals.

Hands-on learning

Lectures and seminars are coupled with tutorials, performance classes, guest speakers and workshops, and project work offers you the chance to get some hands-on experience, applying the knowledge and theory from taught sessions in practice, including real-life work situations. The School of Music is part of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures, which means you may have opportunities to engage with areas such as theatre, film, literature and the fine arts.

Exceptional student experience

You will join a vibrant postgraduate community of around 100 students masters and research students, meaning that you will find yourself in a community of like-minded people from a range of backgrounds who are as keen to explore music as you are. You will have a personal tutor in Music, and our excellent Education Service team will provide support and advice throughout your degree. The Faculty runs a thriving ‘Interconnections’ programme, helping postgraduate students from across the different Schools can meet to socialise, exchange ideas and work together.

Tim Gillies – MA Critical and Applied Musicology

The School of Music has such a friendly atmosphere and has all the facilities that I could ever want. There are so many different subject areas within music on offer and everyone can tailor the course to their own personal interests.



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