Taught course


University of Central Lancashire · School of Journalism, Media and Performance

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Entry requirements

Applicants must demonstrate achievement of any one of the following:

  • Receipt of a 2.2 degree, or higher from a British university
  • A high level of achievement in undergraduate studies at a university elsewhere (e.g. for North American students a minimum overall GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale)
  • Professional experience in the field or a related field in their home country

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Music is a taught postgraduate course for musicians interested in developing their music practice and increasing their profile as professional artists.

The MA Music tests ways of taking existing practice in different directions and then carrying out projects in which this work is presented to the public. Alongside instrumental and studio composition, the modules and tuition allow for consideration of interdisciplinary and multimedia pieces, installation art, community projects and more. The course is a space to try out bold, new ideas and an opportunity to gain the real-world skills required by professional artists.

Students on the course build a portfolio of music whilst developing skills such as project management, managing and archiving public events, self-promotion, and managing people and budgets. Creative work can be presented as part of Wintersound, Future Sound and other events run by the music staff and students of UCLan, but support is also given in seeking other opportunities to present music to a wider audience and in developing an online presence.

The course is delivered through a combination of evening classes, to better fit around the working and family life of many students, and one-to-ones meetings with a tutor at mutually convenient times.

Information for international students

International Students are required to show competence in written and spoken English in addition to meeting the course entry requirements: International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) - minimum 6.5.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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