Research course


Newcastle University · School of Arts and Cultures
MLitt by research

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in music or a related subject. If you have a 2:1 honours degree in an unrelated subject we will consider your application if you can demonstrate appropriate evidence of music and general critical knowledge and ability.

Months of entry


Course content

Your Music MLitt can focus on classical, popular, world, contemporary, early, folk and traditional music. You'll apply approaches of interest to you, such as historiographical, theoretical, cultural, critical.

This programme is primarily aimed at students who want to pursue independent musicological research. You'll work on shorter research assignments (which can be on related or separate topics), before embarking on an extended final dissertation.

The MLitt provides an excellent foundation for continuing on to doctoral study. It is also a valuable qualification in its own right and can add a further dimension to your undergraduate degree, in a 3+1 model.

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.

Fees and funding

See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MLitt by research
    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

School of Arts and Cultures
+44 (0) 191 208 3509