Taught course


University of Hull · Department of Drama and Music

Entry requirements

A sound background in music with honours degree in music at 2.1 or above. Exceptionally, alternative music qualifications will be considered. Applicants should submit relevant supporting materials: a demonstration tape/CD of a recent performance for the MMus in performance; sample compositions for the MMus in composition; a short description of your proposed research topic for the MMus in musicology.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme enables development of various specialist skills learnt at undergraduate level. Of the 180 credits 140 are devoted to one of the specialisms culminating in a Special Study project equivalent to 18-20,000 words (a substantial part of which may be a recital or compositions as appropriate.There are opportunities to develop skills in community music. Pathways: performance, composition, musicology.
The assessment pattern will depend on the specialism, but will typically involve coursework with practical recital equivalents for Perfomance students.

Information for international students

Competence in English language is required, as evidenced by IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent, or previous study in English. Candidates who do not meet the language requirements may take an English course at the University prior to entering their programme. Please see http://www2.hull.ac.uk/fass/modern-languages/efl.aspx

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Departmental scholarships and bursaries may be available. For information on fees and funding please go to: www.hull.ac.uk/money

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1482 466850