Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Popular Music

Goldsmiths, University of London · Music

Entry requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in Music or a relevant/related subject. Your qualification should comprise a substantial practical/creative element relevant to the pathway. A detailed transcript of your degree is preferred.

Months of entry


Course content

This MMus, builds on our international reputation in the popular music field, as seen in the success of our BMus graduates including James Blake and Katy B.

The programme offers you the opportunity to reflect critically upon your own creative practice – whether that consists of performance, songwriting, arranging, production, or collaboration – and to integrate theoretical perspectives from contemporary popular music studies.

You’ll also be able to extend your own practice through options in sonic and studio art, advanced music technology, exploration in audiovisual media, and ethnomusicology.

You’ll acquire graduate-level training in creative practice and subject-specific skills that could set you up for a career as a composer-performer or studio practitioner/producer, as well as other employment within the popular music sector.

This programme is distinguished by:

  • Quality
    We have an international reputation and proven leadership in the field, evidenced in the success of our BMus Popular Music alumni
  • Innovation
    The unique combination of theory and practice allows for forward-thinking, innovative practice-as-research through popular music
  • Industry links
    You can benefit from our proximity to central London, our links with music industry professionals, and our new record label with Matthew Herbert

Fees and funding

Please visit http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/fees-funding/ for details

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)20 7078 5300