Taught course


University of Aberdeen · School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture

Entry requirements

Candidates must normally possess a degree at 2:2 or above, or an equivalent qualification or proven experience in Music.

An example of work in the relevant area(s) is required with the application – either two contrasting songs/piece (for performance), an acoustic or electronic composition (for composition or sonic arts), or an essay in English of approximately 2000 words (for musicology, community music, or music education). Please note there is not a designated slot in the postgraduate application portal – please use any available slot for upload.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

At the centre of the MMus in Music is an extended project where the student can realise a large-scale project with support and supervision from specialist staff. The medium of the project will be determined by the student’s interests and research and our programme offers considerable flexibility in approach. This allows our students to build a significant portfolio of work that will work as a springboard toward their future career whether it is in their chosen industry or in academia.

The MMus in Music will serve the needs of graduates who may want to continue their studies at postgraduate level, either prior to employment or as a bridge to higher postgraduate qualifications.

The aim of the programme is threefold:

  • To provide a natural development from undergraduate programmes, both within and outwith the University of Aberdeen, to postgraduate study in the university in the areas of composition, community music, musicology, music education, performance, or sonic arts or any combination of these paths;
  • To help the students develop and explore options in their future career in academia or in industry;
  • To continue to develop the research environment in the Department of Music.

The MMus in Music will also offer an opportunity for those who have already worked for a number of years after their undergraduate or postgraduate study and would like to return to hone their chosen skills at university as part of their continuing professional development (either on a full-time or part-time basis).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

School Administrator