Entry requirements

Candidates must normally possess a degree in Music at 2.2 honours level or above, or an equivalent qualification or proven relevant experience in music. Applicant's must also meet the English Language Requirements of the University.

Months of entry


Course content

An innovative Masters Degree programme specialising in vocal and choral music, led by the distinguished Royal Wedding composer Professor Paul Mealor intended for composers, musicologists, performers and other interested parties in choral music.

The course is aimed at composers, performers and musicologists with a real interest and passion for choral music. Under the expert guidance of choral-specialists, students will be immersed in the technical, historical and cultural aspects of choral music and will be guided and helped in the finding of their own distinctive voice through the study of the great choral masters, past and present. Students will work closely with a professional choir in residence, learning valuable practical skills in choral-orchestration, conducting and choir training, and hear their compositions or editions performed in concert.

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Choir in Residence & Distinguished Visitors

Students benefit from having access to a full choir in residence. The Gramophone Award-winning, Dunedin Consort conducted by John Butt OBE will be on-hand to perform, workshop and rehearse student's compositions, editions and offer help with performance issues. Alongside this, visiting specialists, James O'Donnell (Organist & Master of Music at Westminster Abbey), the composer James MacMillan CBE, and conductors Suzi Digby OBE and Ralph Allwood MBE, will bring professional, practice-led expertise to students' work.

Graduates will be in a well placed for careers in fields such as:

Performance in choral and vocal music

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
9 months


full time
4 months

Course contact details

Paul Mealor
+44 (0) 1224 272625