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Music IndustriesUniversity of Glasgow
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Location: University of Glasgow
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2020/09/01
Duration: 12 months
Intl fees: £18370
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This multidisciplinary programme gives students the unique opportunity to develop critical understandings of the music industries and popular music, as well as gaining practical experience in a music industries-related organisation.**Academic contact: Dr Matt Brennan: [email protected]Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenowSeptember startMLitt: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time**WHY THIS PROGRAMMEThis programme is aimed at those wishing to work in the music industries and/or develop an academic interest in the music and wider creative industries.Our approach is multidisciplinary: we employ a variety of academic approaches and draw upon the University's expertise in a range of disciplines including sociology, cultural studies, musicology and politics.You will be studying in the City of Glasgow with its vibrant and exciting music scene: the UK's first UNESCO city of music. There is access to a range of theorists and practitioners from within both academia and the music industries.This MLitt in The Music Industries develops critical understandings of the music industries and the creative aspects of popular music.It will give you the tools to develop your career or business in the music industries.You do not have to be a musician to apply. The programme has been designed to appeal to students from a range of academic backgrounds.You will benefit from access to our facilities including seminar and practice rooms, a small library, an audio lab, studios, and the University's concert hall.PROGRAMME STRUCTUREThe MLitt Music Industries programme aims to introduce and develop critical analysis of the music industries and popular music at postgraduate level and is located within the broader academic area of Popular Music Studies.This is a relatively new area of academic enquiry which draws on range of disciplines including Sociology, Cultural Studies, Musicology, History and Politics. It is inherently multidisciplinary and a range of academic approaches will be adopted throughout. This will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to critically analyse the role of popular music and its attendant industries in both historically and in contemporary society.The programme includes an individually tailored research project which has been designed to give experience of working with musicians or within the music industries. Previously, these have included placements with record and management companies, clubs and venues, concert promoters, digital distributors and trade organisations.Find out more about core and optional courses.www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/musicindustries/?card=coreandoptionalcoursesProgramme alteration or discontinuationThe University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/CAREER PROSPECTSThe programme opens opportunities to enter and develop your career or business in the music (or related media and creative) industries. Graduates have combined the degree with other studies to pursue careers in areas such as law, arts management and education. Recent graduates work as Head of Publisher Services at PRS/ ICE Services, label services manager at Ferocious Management, Royalties Administrator at BBC Studios and lecturer in Commercial Music. Others are self-employed artists and music entrepreneurs.
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Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified. English language requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training): overall score 7.0 no sub-test less than 7.0 or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification: Common equivalent English language qualifications All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme: ibTOEFL: 100; no sub-test less than: Reading: 24 Listening: 24 Speaking: 23 Writing: 27 CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 185; no sub-test less than 185 CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 185; no sub-test less than 185 PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 70; no sub-test less than 70 Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEIII at Pass with Pass in all sub-tests For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme. Pre-sessional courses The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses: School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study BALEAP guide to accredited courses
IELTS: 6.5 (no sub less than 6)
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About this university
Students travel from around the world to study at the university and its website has country-specific information available. The International Student Support Team is a dedicated advisory service to help students on a range of subjects including immigration, finding employment and dealing with financial matters. For those to whom English isnâ€™t a first language there is also English language courses available through the University Language Centre who also provide language support during the length of study. Student life is organised differently at Glasgow than many universities meaning there isnâ€™t a single student association but rather a number covering different areas. There are two separate studentâ€™s unions, dating from the times when one was for male students and the other for female, called the Glasgow University Union (GUU) and the Queen Margaret Union (QMU). There is also a Students Representative Council that is the legal body representing studentsâ€™ interests in the university and in wider terms. The two unions organise a number of social and cultural groups and events including providing facilities for debating, dining, socialising and meeting rooms. Sports are handled by the Glasgow University Sports Association (GUSA) that operates both sports clubs as well as fitness classes and drop in sessions.