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Postgraduate study

At York, you will be part of a vibrant musical community. Our courses are taught by active professionals – what you learn at York stems directly from current research and practice.

Many specialisms are available, ranging from Masters to PhD level, and most of our MA courses can be taken as shorter PGDip or PGCert courses. We offer Masters by research in both Music and Music Technology, and you can pursue MPhil/PhD study by thesis, composition or performance.

Whatever your course, studying at York will allow you to explore your own research ideas while being a part of a lively and supportive community.

In addition to university-wide funding, we have a range of scholarships, awards and bursaries available to postgraduate Music students.

MA Music

Our MA Music is taught in Pathways, allowing you to focus your studies on your particular interests. Typically there are around six to ten students working with a particular supervisor on a pathway, and during the year you will concentrate on your own specialist projects.

Taught MA courses

Coronavirus (COVID-19): changes to courses

The 2020/21 academic year will start in September. We aim to deliver as much face-to-face teaching as we can, supported by high quality online alternatives where we must.

Find details of the measures we're planning to protect our community.

Course changes for new students

Research degrees and shorter courses