Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) with suitable skills and experience in music. All applicants will be asked a series of subject-specific questions as part of the application. Applicants for the Composition or Performance pathways are required to submit a portfolio of work.

Months of entry


Course content

There are five pathways in this flexible MA programme:

  • Composition
  • Medieval Music
  • Musicology
  • Performance
  • Russian Music.

The units you take will vary according to your chosen pathway, but all include basic music training units, such as Research Skills for Musicians, specialised units specific to the pathway, and a large menu of optional units. These are followed by a major project: a musicological dissertation or edition for musicologists (including those on the Russian Music and Medieval Music pathways), a minor and a major recital for performers, or a portfolio of compositions for composers.

The content of this MA programme relates closely to the research interests of the academic staff.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0) 117 331 8458