University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Music (Performance Practice)

Those wishing to study performance practice post-1800 will benefit from access to state-of-the-art facilities, as well as period-specific resources. For those wishing to study mid- and late-19th Century music, we have an 1851 original Erard piano which can be used for performance of relevant repertoire; and those with an interest in 20th and 21st Century music will have the opportunity to work with the department's 'Ensemble in Association', the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.

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

The course features 5 taught modules and will culminate in a substantial solo recital, with commentary. This pathway focuses on the performance of music post-1800, but we also offer an Early Music Perfomance Practice pathway.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time GBP 7,920 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 7,920 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 16,800 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 7,920 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 7,920 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 7,920 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time GBP 3,960 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time GBP 3,960 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time GBP 3,960 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time GBP 3,960 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time GBP 3,960 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

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