Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

Jazz Studies

This course provides the opportunity to explore jazz as a world-wide musical culture. It covers the core issues which occupy jazz academics, fans and musicians alike, and jazz as a popular music culture. Students can choose a further option that allow them to explore ways to make a living out of jazz, curate its heritage, or study its place as in the cultural industries and cultural policy. Students work closely with other students and staff from across the world who study on our Music Industries, Music Heritage and Cultural Policy MAs.

Entry requirements

Candidates normally need to have a 2.1 Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant subject area and normally evidence of work in, or a familiarity with, jazz music industry or jazz media. We welcome non-traditional applications, particularly from applicants with substantial professional or musical experience. Prior experiential learning is an acceptable route to the course.

Course modules

Issues in jazz studies; popular music as culture; popular music as commerce or creative industries and cultural policy or issues in music heritage; production lab or research methods; MA by practice or MA by dissertation.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,195 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 6,195 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,100 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 3,100 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

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

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