MusB Music / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

Career opportunities

"The course offers the chance to work with other students and staff in organisational roles.

"Time management, working independently, coordinating large groups of people, meeting deadlines, writing reports and programming concerts are all things I will take on to further work."

Abigail Kitching / 2017 graduate

Our course provides excellent training for a host of careers, both within the Music industry and beyond. 

Employers will recognise that you are dedicated, creative, versatile, an excellent team player, highly organised, can work independently, and have exceptional powers of concentration. Graduate career destinations include: 

  • Digital Content Producer, BBC;
  • VoiceLab Manager, Southbank Centre;
  • NHS Graduate Management Scheme;
  • Accountant, PricewaterhouseCoopers;
  • Music Supervisor, PlayNetwork;
  • Account Manager, Saatchi & Saatchi;
  • Composer, Faber Music;
  • Executive Director, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG) .

Manchester has a proud history of producing graduates who have gone on to careers as professional musicians; many of our alumni and recent graduates have established successful careers as freelance performers, composers and artistic directors.

With our strengths in this area, many students choose the MusB as a platform for postgraduate training at one of the leading conservatoires.  

Read the testimonials below, search our graduate profiles and find out more on our careers and employability page.

The University has its own dedicated Careers Service that you would have full access to as a student and for two years after you graduate. 

At Manchester you will have access to a number of opportunities to help boost your employability .