Entry requirements

For UK applicants a 2:1 honours degree is required, ideally but not necessarily in Music. Non-UK students, a Bachelor's Degree or a similar degree-equivalent Diploma, ideally but not necessarily in Music. English language requirements IELTS level 7 for.

Months of entry


Course content

Designed for recent graduates and suitably qualified mature students, our taught Master of Arts (MA) course in Musicology is designed to provide a thorough grounding in research techniques and an opportunity to produce a significant piece of high-quality academic work, alongside excellent opportunities to interact and collaborate with performers and composers.

Whatever your interests, our Musicology course gives you the opportunity not only to develop your research skills, but to complement your training in musicology with studies in other areas of music. Our course is a chance for you to mould a programme of study to your own needs and aspirations, and may be approached as preparation for a research degree in music.

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 7 overall; or alternatively must have studied and completed a Bachelor’s degree in the UK. For further information please visit our website.

Fees and funding

Some scholarships and bursaries available, check our website for more details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Conservatoire Admissions
0121 331 5901