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Postgraduate courses


Join an inspiring creative community

Discover our Music courses here, or find out more at a postgraduate event.

Postgraduate events

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Develop your composition practice or ensemble leading skills, or deepen your understanding of community music.

Studying music at postgraduate level can lead to career paths including music teaching, community arts, music therapy, radio production, and more.


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Community Music MA

This course has been developed with you as the practitioner in mind. We will help you to deepen your understanding of community music by exploring practice-led research, which is underpinned by theory. The course offers you a unique opportunity to become a member of the ICCM, which is housed within York St John University.

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Music Composition MA

This course is aimed at both graduates of, and practitioners in, music composition. You will build a strong and increasingly confident practice through awareness and interaction with current contexts of professional practice and research. This is an opportunity to compose larger scale works or create a portfolio of your own compositions at a high level.

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Musical Leadership MA

You will build on existing skills in leading ensembles in this practical and critical course. Through evaluation and critique, you will establish bespoke strategies for working with ensembles...

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