University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Music (Choral Conducting pathway)

The programme allows the student to have significant directed podium time with university ensembles as well as undertaking singing lessons, sing in Birmingham University Singers, sing in the CBSO Chorus and act as assistant conductor to two university choirs. Additional podium time will be available at the discretion of the Director of Choral Activities.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject. IELTS: 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band; TOEFL IBT: 88 overall with no less than 21 in reading, 20 in listening, 22 in speaking, 21 in writing; or PTE Academic 59 in all 4 skills. Alternatively students can satisfy the English language requirement by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students.

Course modules

Core modules: Choral conducting; musicology research seminar; information skills and resources in music; introduction to music research. Optional modules: Special study in music; techniques of music editing; sound in society British music studies.

Sponsorship information

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


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,920 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 16,800 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,960 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

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5005