Taught course

Music Industries

Birmingham City University · Birmingham School of Media

Entry requirements

Candidates need to have a 2:1 Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant subject area and normally evidence of work in, or a familiarity within the music industries.We welcome non-traditional applications, particularly from applicants with substantial professional or production experience. Prior experiential learning is an acceptable route to the course.

Months of entry


Course content

This course provides an opportunity for students to become adept at understanding and critiquing, as well as facing the challenges and demands of, a constantly changing business. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of music as both a commercial and cultural activity, as well as learning how to analyse the contemporary music industry ecology and how to develop entrepreneurial approaches to music in the digital age.

Popular Music as Culture (30 credits)
Enterprise (30 credits)
Popular Music as Commerce (30 credits)
Production Lab or Research Methods (30 credits)
MA by Practice or MA by Dissertation (60 credits)

Information for international students

For more details please contact our International Office www.bcu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12-24 months
part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Media Admissions
+44 (0)121 331 5595