University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Music (British Music Studies)

This pathway takes the broadest perspective on modern British art music, offering case studies in the work of the �great composers� of the tonal idiom such as Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Britten, evaluation of the Anglican choral tradition and the British symphonic tradition, examination of the problematic status of modernism in British music before 1960, and criticism of modernist and postmodernist composition since World War II. Approaches are critical, analytical and sociological, with some reception history as well.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in a relevant subject.

Course modules

British music studies; musicology research seminar; information skills and resources in music; introduction to music research; special study in music; sound in society; aesthetics and the philosophy of art; techniques of music editing.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships to cover fees and/or maintenance costs may be available.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,570 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,850 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,105 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

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