Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 honours degree or its equivalent if outside the UK, in music.

Months of entry


Course content

Music at Edinburgh has a long history of excellence in composition. This programme aims to support students in their exploration of their musical horizons, their musical language and its relationship to mainstreams and currents in the wider compositional world.

Students who successfully complete the Masters degree will develop an understanding of historical and contemporary trends in music; develop their own practice and aesthetic; gain a secure understanding of the context of their work; have a professional approach to the presentation of performing materials and the management of the relationship with performers.

Fees and funding

Visit our Scholarships and Student Finance Office at http://www.scholarships.ed.ac.uk/ for information about funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

ECA Graduate School
+44 (0) 131 651 5736