Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

Music Industries

This course provides an opportunity for students to become adept at understanding and critiquing, as well as facing the challenges and demands of, a constantly changing business. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of music as both a commercial and cultural activity, as well as learning how to analyse the contemporary music industry ecology and how to develop entrepreneurial approaches to music in the digital age.

Entry requirements

2.1 Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant subject area and normally evidence of work in or a familiarity with the radio or audio production; non-traditional applications particularly from applicants with substantial professional or production experience are welcome; prior experiential learning is an acceptable route to the course.

Course modules

Modules include: popular music as culture; enterprise; popular music as commerce; production lab or research methods; MA by practice or MA by dissertation.

Assessment methods

Students analyse current debates about music culture, examine successful music businesses, develop an enterprise idea of their own and produce a major radio project or dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning
City Centre Campuses Birmingham B4 7XG West Midlands

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