UK students should normally hold an honours degree, ideally but not necessarily in Music. You will be required to attend an audition for composition courses. See our website for more details.
Composition; Jazz; Instrumental Performance; Vocal Performance; Choral Conducting; Conducting (choral or orchestral); Music Technology
Months of entry
Study as a postgraduate composer at one of the UK's most innovative composition departments. In recent years, Birmingham Conservatoire's Composition department has produced outstanding contemporary artists such as Laura Mvula, Raffertie and Charlotte Bray. Unlike many composition courses at this level, the course actively celebrates the diversity of today's musical genres, and fosters artists who challenge, innovate and transform notions of artistic practice today. You'll spend most of your time writing music for professional and student ensembles, whether you choose to respond to our set briefs or work on your own projects.
You can study composition at Birmingham Conservatoire on a choice of MMus, PG Certificate or PG Diploma programmes.
Information for international students
You must have a minimum of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent in all four skills areas to secure a visa. You must have IELTS 6; or alternatively must have studied and completed a Bachelor’s degree in the UK. Please see our website for further details.
Fees and funding
Some scholarships and bursaries available; please visit Birmingham Conservatoire website.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Conservatoire Admissions
- +44 (0)121 331 5901