Taught course


Newcastle University · School of Arts and Cultures

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in music or a related subject.

We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with degrees in other areas and those with appropriate evidence of musical and general critical knowledge and ability.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This is a flexible research-based Master of Music.

Practitioners are able to study in areas such as:

  • performance
  • composition
  • studio-based work
  • improvisation
  • sound-art
  • mixed media.

You can focus on any one of these or blend them according to their creative needs.

Musicologists are able to study in areas such as:

  • critical and cultural musicology
  • ethnomusicology and world music
  • folk music studies
  • early music
  • popular music studies
  • music theory and analysis.

It's also possible to combine practice-based and musicologically orientated projects.

The MMus can be regarded as a qualification in its own right, but also offers preparation for doctoral study, not least because of the strong research emphasis.

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Information for international students

English Language Requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills).

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MMus
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Karen Robb, School PG Research and Operations Administrator
+44 (0) 191 208 3509