The University of Birmingham has been ranked 8th in the UK and 60th in the world for post-qualification employability in the latest global survey of universities commissioned by the International Herald Tribune.
Your degree will provide excellent preparation for employment and this will be further enhanced by the employability skills training offered through the College of Arts and Law Graduate School.
The Department has an exceptional record of success at placing graduates in academic positions. More than twenty COMPASS postgraduates have been awarded positions at institutions internationally and throughout the U.K., including Harvard University, the University of Manchester, the University of Sheffield, Edinburgh University, the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, the University of Malaysia, Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. In Musicology and Performance Practice, former Birmingham doctoral students hold positions at the University of North Carolina, the University of Leeds, the University of Huddersfield, the Birmingham Conservatoire and the Birmingham department itself. Over the last five years, we are proud that 100% of our Music students have been in employment or further study within six months of graduating.