Benefit from the University of Liverpool and Liverpool Philharmonic’s industry and academic expertise, and become the next generation of music industry professionals.

The Business of Classical Music MA

Full-time: MA/BCM
Programme length: 1 year

The Business of Classical Music MA is an exciting and unique programme for anyone interested in progressing their career in the classical music industry, or entering or developing a career in arts management.

The MA includes a significant work experience dimension with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.

Because the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic is both a professional symphony orchestra and a venue presenting close to 400 concerts and events annually, the organisation has become fluent in the widest range of managerial specialisms.

Students will be able to access this deep and rich body of experience in the lecture theatre and within the Liverpool Philharmonic, itself. In your first semester, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Chief Executive and Executive Team will be guest speakers and in the second semester they will supervise a period of internship within the organisation with the opportunity to become familiar with the operation, management and development of a professional symphony orchestra.

You will enjoy privileged access to concerts throughout your study and meet members of the orchestra and administration team in ways not available to the general public or students on other programmes.