Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Music

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Taught Postgraduate

The School has an international reputation for research and brings together acclaimed scholars, composers and performers in purpose-built premises at the heart of the Leeds campus. We offer six taught masters programmes supported by over twenty academic staff working in critical, applied and historical musicology, music psychology, composition, performance, music and management, film music, ethnomusicology, and electronic & computer music. Student satisfaction in the PGT programme Survey from 2011-13 averaged 92% across our programmes. Click an image, below, to discover more about that programme.

MA Applied Psychology of MusicMA Applied Psychology of Music
  • Draws on fields including psychology, musicology, sociology, cultural studies, the physical and biological sciences, and music technology
  • Combines theoretical and empirical approaches
MA Critical & Applied MusicologyMA Critical and Applied Musicology
  • Enables exploration of aspects of applied, historical and critical/new musicology
  • Potential to focus studies in one or more areas of personal musicological interest
MA Electronic & Computer MusicMA Electronic and Computer Music
  • Rigorous study of fundamental principles in the field of electronic music and computer music
  • Covers analogue synthesizers to software programming techniques
  • Theory and practice
MA Music & ManagementMA Music and Management
  • Run jointly with the world-leading Leeds University Business School, taking modules in each school
  • Specialist modules offering practice-based study and opportunities to build links with industry professionals
MMus Critical & Experimental CompositionMMus Critical and Experimental Composition
  • Primarily focused on contemporary music
  • Work acoustically and/or electro-acoustically
  • Develop a distinctive compositional personality
  • Address structural and creative challenges
MMus PerformanceMMus Performance
  • Pursue performance at an advanced level
  • Wide range of potential stylistic, repertoire and research interests available
  • Experienced and talented specialist teachers

You can also view postgraduate student profiles, explore exciting opportunities in the School of Music and access information for and on international students and activities, as well as seeing what we offer in the area of postgraduate research.


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