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FAQ’s On Applying For A Masters

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Applying for a masters can be a big decision, which is why we make the process as smooth and helpful as we can!

We get asked lots of questions on how to submit an application, so we caught up with Jamie, our Admissions and A&R Manager to answer some of our most common FAQ’s below!

How much is a masters at Tileyard Education?

All of our Online Master of Arts programmes cost £9,850. All our offline physical Master of Arts cost £10,900.

Can I receive government funding, even with an online masters degree?

Students who have studied at Masters level are not currently eligible for postgraduate student funding through (SFE) Student Finance England. However, there are other funding bodies that previous students have successfully applied to upon acceptance. We have our own bursary and scholarship scheme with partner companies that you are automatically enrolled onto when you apply.

Other funding options you might find useful:

Help Musicians UK provides information about many funding sources. Their funding wizard is a particularly helpful resource and a great first start to help point you in the right direction: https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/creative-programme/funding-wizard

The Universal Music UK Sound Foundation provides two types of awards: Firstly, the Instrument and/or Equipment awards which allows schools, music teachers and individuals in full time education to apply directly to the Foundation for assistance with the purchase of musical instruments and/or equipment. Secondly, the Bursary awards which allow students at the colleges/organisations detailed below to apply for assistance with fees and/or living expenses (these are handled directly by the college/organisation). https://www.umuksoundfoundation.com/

The Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Foundation provides annually by competition three scholarships of up to €2000 to UK and international student performers on full-time courses of higher education in the UK. Disciplines rotate between piano woodwind and brass percussion voice and strings. Approximately ten musicians are selected from recorded applications to go through to a Live Final. Visit the website to apply.

How do I qualify to apply for a masters degree?

It depends on whether you are applying as a graduate with a degree or as someone who does not possess a degree.

With a degree: Assessment is based on application form, a further information form (received after application) and in some cases an interview

Without a degree: Assessment is based on your application form, a further information form (received after application), a work experience portfolio and academic assessment and in some cases, an interview** we send guidelines on what to expect and how to deliver each document so it’s pretty straight forward.

How long does the application process take? What stages are within the application process?

Making an application is easy! If you have your music ready to go, you can do it in one evening. We typically take 2 weeks to reply.

How long is the course? Is there an option to go part-time?

All of our courses are one-year full-time courses. We do not offer part-time courses but some of our courses are also online.

What is meant by a ‘validating partner university’?

A validated course is described in the UK Quality Code for Higher Education as a programme which a degree-awarding body approves to contribute, or lead, to one of their awards. Students on the course normally have a direct relationship with the provider delivering the course rather than the validating body. Our validation partners are University of Wales Trinity St David and Nottingham Trent University.

Where is the campus?

Our campus is located in Tileyard London, Tileyard Rd Kings Cross London N7 9AH

When do your courses start?

MA Commercial Songwriting and Production, MA Music Business and MA Commercial Music Producer: September 2020
MA International Music Marketing: January 2021

Our online courses have two start dates.

MA Commercial Music Producer (Online): July 2020, January 2021

MA Music Business Online: January 2021, July 2021

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