5 reasons to study a master’s at BIMM Music Institute

21st May 2024

If you’re serious about making waves in the music industry, a master’s course at BIMM Music Institute is the way to go. This is your chance to dive deeper into your craft and make connections that will shape your career for years to come.

Make the most of our excellent industry network, state-of-the-art facilities and thriving creative community at one of our seven campuses across the UK, Ireland and Germany. If you need persuading even more, here are five compelling reasons why BIMM Music Institute should be your top choice for a master’s degree:

Comprehensive and innovative curriculum

Our master’s programmes combine theory with practice to ensure that you get a well-rounded music education. On the course, you’ll develop your technical skills, discover the inner workings of the music industry, and expand your understanding of music theory. Moreover, using our cutting-edge equipment and facilities, you’ll get to grips with technological advances within the industry and explore brand-new ways of doing things.

“We have a brilliant combination of the academic savvy that you need at level 7 coupled with doing the vocational stuff that will really count when you’re in the real world.” Phil Nelson, Principal Lecturer, MA in Popular Music Practice at BIMM Music Institute, London.

More autonomy in your studies

Master’s degrees generally offer more flexibility and freedom than undergraduate courses. Whether you opt to study full time over 12 months or part time over two years, our postgraduate programmes are designed to accommodate your schedule and lifestyle.

At BIMM you’ll also be able to tailor your curriculum according to your interests and career aspirations. Our MA Popular Music Practice course culminates in a Major Project, for which you’ll concentrate on one or more of the following paths: performance, production, composition, and entrepreneurship. With the expert guidance of our lecturers and industry mentors, you’ll focus on the aspects of music that matter most to you.

Industry connections and networking opportunities

During your time at BIMM, you’ll get countless opportunities to build your network. Depending on which campus you choose, you’ll not only be surrounded by fellow musicians, but also by aspiring filmmakers, actors and video game developers.

Networking is crucial in the music industry, as many opportunities arise through personal connections; forming relationships with classmates and lecturers may lead to future collaborations, gigs and even job opportunities. For undergraduates and postgraduates alike, we offer exclusive industry masterclasses with people who have truly ‘made it’. Past guests include legends such as Michael Eavis, Nile Rodgers and IDLES.

Vibrant student community

Whether you’re based in Berlin, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Dublin, London or Manchester, you’ll be part of a diverse creative community at BIMM Music Institute. Opportunities for collaboration are endless, and students frequently work together on projects and support each other at gigs and open-mic nights. This community spirit will help you grow not only as a musician but also as a creative individual ready to make your mark in the music industry.

Career prospects

A postgraduate degree can greatly bolster your job prospects, ensuring that you stand out in a competitive job market and thereby increasing your chances of securing coveted roles or positions.

Throughout your master’s course at BIMM, you’ll build your professional portfolio, expand your network and gain a thorough understanding of industry dynamics. These efforts pave the way for a successful and long-lasting career in your chosen field.

Studying for a master’s at BIMM Music Institute offers numerous benefits, from advanced training and focused study to invaluable networking opportunities and enhanced career prospects. If you’re passionate about music and keen to take your skills to the next level, BIMM provides the ideal environment to help you achieve your goals.

Visit our campus, attend an open day, or contact our Admissions Team to learn more about how we can help you grow as a musician or music professional.


BIMM University

BIMM University provides an extensive range of courses in modern music, performing arts, filmmaking, and creative technology to over 8,000 students across 14 schools in the UK, Ireland, and Germany. We have a long-standing commitment to providing the highest quality in creative industries education, allowing students to maximise their career potential in an inclusive community built on a culture of shared passion, creativity, and collaboration. Berlin | Birmingham | Brighton | Bristol | Dublin | Essex | London | Manchester