BIMM Institute


About Program

The innovative MA Popular Music Practice provides fantastic opportunities for you to explore your own specialism within popular music in line with your personal career aspirations. It allows you to stand apart from others in your chosen field and lead the discussion in contemporary music.

You are a popular music practitioner – either a performer, producer, composer or entrepreneur – with innovative ideas and a desire to work together with students from different fields.

During your MA, we’ll help you to turn your ideas into reality. We’ll introduce you to cutting-edge research and assist you with broadening your network within the industry.

Through four modules across Autumn and Spring Semesters, you will apply a theoretical lens to your own and others’ professional practice. Drawing on contemporary research, you will be encouraged to actively investigate areas such as popular musicology, performance and composition, the music industry and entrepreneurship and the application of technologies to practice.

Education Level

Master Degree (S2)

Study Area

Art, Media and Humanities

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We’re Europe’s largest, most connected music institute with eight colleges based in vibrant musical cities across the UK and Europe. Our creative space not only nurtures talent; it also enables future generations to find their place within the music industry.

For over 35 years, we’ve equipped our students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the demands of the music business – and graduate feeling industry-ready.

As a BIMM student, you’ll be part of a unique creative community, with access to unrivalled connections and real-world industry experiences. You’ll have the opportunity to be yourself and study in an environment that works closely with the very industry you’ll find your place in.

We’re proud to be leading the way in music education

Preparing our students for a successful career in the music industry is why we do what we do. It’s who we are. And there’s never been a better time to be a student or practitioner in today’s vibrant, diverse and world-leading industry.

With nearly four decades of experience, we’re at the forefront of UK music education. The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) has commended us for the opportunities that BIMM students enjoy, including Masterclasses, guest lecturers, mentoring and careers advice.*

82% of BIMM alumni are employed in professional/graduate jobs** 86% of graduates are in work six months after graduation** 88% of students find work through a network established while at BIMM** 83% of BIMM graduates in work are actively working in the Music & Creative Industries six months after graduation

Unique Selling Point

World-class lecturers, most of whom are active in the industry today. Innovative, relevant, industry-led diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate courses Universally recognised courses awarded by BIMM Institute State-of-the-art facilities to match those used by the industry Esteemed Facilities such as James Bay, KStewart, Fontaines D.C. and IDLES Unrivalled industry internships and real-world experiences (through our dedicated Careers Team) Access to industry icons through exclusive Masterclasses Eight colleges across Europe’s most musical cities


Main Campus

Main Campus

38-42 Brunswick St W, Hove BN3 1EL, United Kingdom


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