Taught course

Music

Institution
University of Liverpool · School of Music
Qualifications
MMus

Entry requirements

Applicants with an undergraduate degree in Music or other relevant subjects (including joint-honours degrees with another subject) are encouraged to apply. The normal expectation is at least a 2:1. All applicants will normally be interviewed and we shall look at candidates not simply in the light of conventional profiles, but with regard to individual qualities. Hence, students with first degrees obtained from music conservatories (both from EU and Overseas institutions) and mature students with non-traditional backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Please note: Applicants with an undergraduate degree in an arts and humanities or social science subject (including joint-honours degrees with another subject) are encouraged to apply. The normal expectation is at least a 2:1. We shall look at candidates not simply in the light of conventional profiles, but with regard to individual qualities. Hence, mature students with non-traditional backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Students whose first language is not English will have to fulfil relevant language requirements and complete their chosen course in a satisfactory manner (see below). In addition, written samples of academic work will be reviewed.

Months of entry

September

Course content

With the MMus programme you can extend your existing knowledge and skills with advanced academic and/or professional training in Music and Musicology.

There are three distinct tracks to the programme and we aim to help you reach a professional level of competence in your specialism by the end of the course. The tracks are:-

  • Musicology
  • Composition
  • Performance
  • Muisc Technology

We tailor our teaching around your needs and interests, through the modular structure that you'll find in all Masters degrees at the University.

The Musicology and Composition pathways are recognised by the AHRC for the award of studentships in Competition A. Acceptance is subject to the approval of the Programme Director, Dr. Holly Rogers. Enquiries can be addressed to her at E: holly.rogers@liverpool.ac.uk.

Depending on your pathway, your programme will culminate after preparatory coursework in a dissertation, a portfolio of compositions, a portfolio of music technology projects and installations, or a full length solo recital.

The main subject accounts for 120 of the 180 credits in the flexible modular scheme: 30 credits for the coursework in each of the two semesters and 60 for the final dissertation, portfolio of compositions or recital.

You'll also take a package of Research and Practical Skills customised according to your interests or needs, together with one further module in Audio-Visual Media or a module from another strand (30 credits).

Qualification and course duration

MMus

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
PG Recruitment
Email
pgrecruitment@liverpool.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)151 794 5927