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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Leeds Beckett University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

Be part of a lively popular-music research community that embraces everything from metal music to film scores and work alongside performers, composers and studio producers.

You will join peers with backgrounds in cultural studies, sociology, music and the creative arts to explore today's local live music scene and its connection to the wider industry. From researching gigs and events to composing scores for film and television, you will discover how a variety of communities fuse together to create this vibrant and expanding scene.

Whether developing your songwriting and music editing techniques in our studios or organising events and liaising with artists at Leeds Festival, you will gain the hands-on experience employers are looking for while gathering evidence to carry through into your major research project.

With its combination of research and practice, your course will provide the perfect springboard to discover the interconnectivity of popular music and culture and engage with the vibrant and varied music scene in Leeds.

As well as having access to modern, professional music studios, you will benefit from being taught by a highly-skilled and experienced teaching team, including Professor Karl Spracklen who is Secretary of the International Society for Metal Music Studies and the Editor of Metal Music Studies.

You will also have the chance to network with industry professionals during our guest lecture series. Previous speakers have included Leeds Festival boss Melvin Benn and chart-toppers Rudimental. We also have fantastic links with local and national music, arts and festival organisations, which help ensure you get the most from your course.

TEACHING & LEARNING

Independent study is a crucial part of learning at university and you will be required to undertake many hours of self-directed research and reading, and preparation and writing of assessments. Your course is delivered through a number of modules, which will help you to plan your time and establish a study routine. Outside of your lectures, workshops and tutorials, a range of support is available to assist with your independent study. Our subject-specific librarians will be on hand to direct you to the specialist learning and study-skill resources. You’ll also be assigned an academic advisor to give you tailored feedback and support.

Our silver status in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework, reflects our commitment to deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,000per year

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

University information

Leeds Beckett University

  • University League Table

    106th

  • Campus address

    Leeds Beckett University, City Campus, Leeds, Leeds, LS1 3HE, England

Leeds Beckett University is a global university, with an alumni community based in 153 countries around the world.
Leeds Beckett University degrees are available to study in-country in Botswana, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nepal, Singapore and Vietnam.
International students can apply for scholarships and receive in-country application support in Bahrain, China, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Qatar, and Vietnam.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    62nd out of 86 16

    93rd out of 105 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    120 56%

    58th

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    29th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.72 74%

    68th

    45
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    105 49%

    86th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    44.0 44%

    71st

    19
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.63 73%

    73rd

    36

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