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  • Qualification

    Mmus/MusM - Master of Music

  • Location

    Birmingham Conservatoire

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

The recent launch of our Eastside Jazz Club has helped consolidate the integral role that Royal Birmingham Conservatoire has to play in the city. While Birmingham’s thriving jazz scene has been established over many years, our bespoke venue strengthens the promise of exciting future developments in this area.

It is in this context that we offer our taught postgraduate courses in Jazz. Designed for recent graduates and suitably qualified mature students, these programmes provide high quality advanced-level tuition, enabling you to specialize either as a Jazz performer or instigator.

These courses also provide excellent opportunities for you to develop other skills relevant to a future career in the music profession.

What's covered in the course?

Regular individual specialist tuition from professional jazz musicians active on today’s scene.
Emphasis on the art of improvisation.
Regular opportunities to rehearse and perform with small and large jazz ensembles.
Priority access to guest masterclass sessions.
The chance to develop a distinctive musical voice.
In PgDip and MMus, a core career development module designed to get you thinking about your future professional plans.
In PgDip and MMus, the flexibility to choose from a broad menu of Professional Development modules designed to help you work towards achieving your personal career aspirations.
In MMus, a core module designed to develop your skills as a researcher or informed practitioner.
In PgCert, the ability to focus wholly on the Principal Study area.
The possibility of transferring between PgCert, PgDip and/or MMus (as appropriate) once you have begun your studies (but before completion of your original course).

Student Jobs on Campus ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments. By taking part in the scheme, you will gain valuable experiences and employability skills, enhancing your prospects in the job market.

It will also allow you to become more involved in University life by delivering, leading and supporting many aspects of the learning experience, from administration to research and mentoring roles.

Students can exit with PGCert & PGDip awards.

Tuition fees

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£ 23,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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Birmingham City University

  • University League Table

    84th

  • Campus address

    Birmingham City University, University House, 15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B5 5JU, England

One of only four UK universities offering a Master's in International Human Resource Management which is also fully CIPD-accredited.
ACCA programmes are taught in a Platinum status centre, showing that the university meets ACCA performance targets for course tuition and support.
Many master's courses now offer international students six-month professional placements towards the end of their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    38th out of 85 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    125 58%

    45th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    19th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    27th

    8

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