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Master's Degree Programme in Music
Master of Culture and Arts, 60 ECTS


Master of Culture and Arts

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Contact
Paula Turkkila
Head of School of Cultural Services and Music
PO Box 4042 (Arabiankatu 2, Helsinki)
00079 METROPOLIA
FINLAND
paula.turkkila[at]metropolia.fi

Specific admission requirements

Admission examination (for the Master’s degree in Music)

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

Prior learning and experience can be recognized and counted towards the requirements of this degree in accordance with the principles of Accreditation of Prior Learning laid out by Metropolia UAS.

Qualification requirements and regulations

According to the general principles of Helsinki Metropolia UAS: https://www.metropolia.fi/en/apply/general-information/manage-your-studies/academic-information/

Profile of the programme

The Master’s degree in Music provides students with competence to work as specialists in demanding research, development and innovation management and leadership positions in the music industry and music education. Cf. the curriculum.

Key learning outcomes

Objectives
- to develop expertise needed in current and foreseeable duties of performing musicians and music pedagogues.
- to strengthen competence needed in research, development and innovation in the music industry.
- to support planning, execution and evaluation of RDI projects that respond to topical challenges.
- to encourage music-related research, development, and innovation that requires specialist expertise.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

The Master’s degree in Music provides students with competence to work as specialists in demanding research, development and innovation management and leadership positions in the music industry and music education. Graduates with a Master’s degree in Music Pedagogy or Music Performance are professionals with a great aptitude for continuous learning, strong communication and interaction skills needed in specialist work and remarkable competence in their area of specialty.

Access to further studies

Master’s degree in Music acquired at a University of Applied Sciences is a second cycle qualification. Eligibility for further education in the form of licentiate and doctoral degree is decided by each individual institute of higher education.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

In accordance with the degree regulations of Metropolia UAS: https://www.metropolia.fi/en/apply/general-information/manage-your-studies/academic-information/

Graduation requirements

Completion of study modules.

Mode of study

The curriculum of the program offers a framework within which a personal development plan is devised for each student. Students will select a combination of classes that are necessary for their professional development. This blended learning program consists of specialist lectures, workshops, peer teamwork and individual mentoring in the form of on-campus and online meetings as well as distance teaching and learning. It is possible to complete the program while working part-time or even full-time.

Level of qualification

Master's Degree (Second Cycle)

Workplacement(s) and Work-based Learning

Students work in various specialist positions and work communities, and they have a minimum of two years' relevant work experience before enrolling in Master´s degree studies. In the degree program, they will complete a Master’s project, which is a research, development and innovation project, where the student searches for solutions to challenges in their own work and work environment

Obligatory or Optional Mobility

A short-term mobility program or study tour can be included in the degree.