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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. We offer Masters by research in both Music and Music Technology, and you can pursue MPhil/PhD study by thesiscomposition 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.

Postgraduate projects at York

We support all kinds of musical activity at postgraduate level. Find out more about the projects our students have worked on.

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