Seven reasons to study a Music master’s

Alice Borretton 25 April 2022
Several instruments set up in a room

There are lots of reasons to study Music postgrad, from the opportunities to connect with other musicians, to the career prospects after your degree.

Have you found yourself at a loose end after finishing your bachelor’s? Here are seven of the top reasons to pick a Music master’s.

Performance opportunities

One reason to study Music is the opportunities it provides to put yourself out there. There will be chances for you to perform on and off-campus. All Music departments will have a variety of orchestras and ensembles on offer, but there are also likely to be orchestras and ensembles that you can join in your wider area. 

Connecting with the wider music community

Studying a Music master's provides lots of opportunities to connect with the wider musical community in and around your university, not all of whom will be studying your course. This can provide great opportunities to meet others with the same interests as you. 

Getting inspired by other musicians 

At university, you’re surrounded by people who love your subject as much as you, meaning you’ll have plenty of inspiring people around you. Your Music lecturers will have a lot of experience to share, and other students may play completely different styles of music that you can learn. You’ll develop a rich combination of skills and styles. 

Opportunity to use state of the art facilities

Another great reason to study Music is that you’ll get access to state of the art facilities that you might not otherwise get the chance to use. For example, a lot of music departments have recording studios, where you can experience what it’s like to work in one. Whether you want to pursue a career in recording or not, it’s a great opportunity to learn a new skill. 

Develop transferable skills

When moving from university to the working world, studying Music helps you develop transferable skills that are useful in many different careers. Skills learned could include critical thinking, creativity, and content writing. A degree in music doesn’t limit you to a career in music, but it opens the door to many other opportunities.

Career options 

If you want to stay in a music-related field, there are lots of options for pursuing it. Music-related career options include teaching, performing, and composing. Having a degree in music helps you develop essential skills for many career paths. 

Music tech opportunities

If you don’t fancy straight Music, a master’s in Music Technology opens doors to being a music producer, sound engineer, or sound technician. A master’s in music technology could lead to you working in record studios, radio, live music, and more. Many music degrees also have opportunities to study music tech modules.

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Alice Borretton 25 April 2022