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You can study music at any stage of your music career the programme specifically develops your composition, research, vocalisation and opera, electroacoustic composition, voice and machine and other areas of interest to you including expert tuition from world famous composers, wide ranging performance groups and opportunities to perform.

Courses include: Music Research Skills, Renaissance Counterpoint, Vocalstration, Composing with Sound, Orchestration, Special Topics in Medieval and Renaissance Music, Composter Player Priest Spy:Cultural Networks and the Music of Peter Philips, Current Issues in Music Education, Contemporary Issues in Aesthetics, Music Research Seminar, Words and Music, Contemporary European Opera, Electroacoustic Composition: the Voice and the Machine, Sound Design for New Media, Enhanced Practice in Music Teaching and Learning, Sacred Music from Italy in the Eighteenth Century. (some of these courses are optional)


Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • You receive wide ranging expert tuition from known composers and musicians in their field and you can join the Symphony Orchestra, Choral Society, Chapel Choir, String Ensemble, Viol Consort, Recorder Consort, New Music Group, Baroque Ensemble, Concert Band, Big Band, Chamber Groups and more.

Quick Facts

  • Start Date – September
  • Delivery – Campus
  • Study Options – Full Time, Part Time
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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

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