Taught course


University of Glasgow · School of Culture and Creative Arts

Entry requirements

You need to have a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in Music or a closely related subject.

You are required to submit an admissions statement explaining why you want to undertake this programme at the University of Glasgow.

Months of entry


Course content

The Glasgow MMus offers a rich, stimulating introduction to Musicology in all its current diversity. Solidly grounded in traditional historical and analytical methods, the program opens out to embrace the most vibrant recent developments in the field – including cultural musicology, as applied to all imaginable genres and styles; practice-based research, rooted in active music-making by our staff and students; cutting-edge digital research methods; and interdisciplinary criticism of all kinds, including the study of contemporary audiovisual media.

  • Our core team of musicologists publishes world-leading research across a full millennium of Western art music, as well as on jazz, film music, and other popular styles. Distinguished colleagues in Composition, Sonic Arts, The Music Industries, and Ethnomusicology also contribute to our courses.
  • We encourage interdisciplinary work, notably within the School of Culture and Creative Arts (Music, Film and TV Studies, History of Art, Theatre Studies, Centre for Cultural Policy Research), but also across the College and University.
  • For more information see our Music staff, with their industry links and research specialisms and the full SCCA research staff.
  • As a UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow offers a wealth of inspiring activity – from legendary pop venues (King Tut’s, Barrowlands) and renowned classical ensembles (Scottish Opera, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra) to experimental festivals (Tectonics, Sonica) and pub folk sessions. ‘Music in the University’ hosts many events right on campus: organ recitals and Chapel Choir concerts in the neo-Gothic Memorial Chapel; performances by distinguished visitors or our own staff and students.
  • You will have access to a vast array of manuscript, printed and online resources through the Library and Special Collections. Our facilities include a concert hall, three computer music studios, an audio lab and several practice rooms. We have a fine collection of instruments, both historical (keyboards, strings, winds) and contemporary (percussion).

Information for international students

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 7.0; no subtest less than 7.0
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions