Taught course


University of Plymouth · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business

Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree in a music-related subject or equivalent is desirable. Graduates from other disciplines will be considered on an individual basis.

Accreditation of Prior Learning will be considered, where appropriate, on a case-by-case basis and in line with the University’s Academic Regulations.

Months of entry


Course content

MA Music students enjoy a vibrant academic environment, which actively promotes interdisciplinary studies with other disciplines in the arts and sciences. The course is taught by world-renowned staff who offers authoritative guidance in their respective fields. The course will help you to further explore your musical interests towards advancing your career and exploring novel opportunities in the job market.

Characterised by its lively cultural scene, great quality of life and tolerance, the city of Plymouth welcomes students from diverse backgrounds from all over the world. The University runs a number of initiatives to support overseas students to perfect their domain of the English language.

Key features:

  • Join an interdisciplinary research community with opportunities to be tutored by staff who are world-renowned in their respective disciplines.
  • Enjoy access to music rehearsal and recording facilities, including individual practice rooms, a professional recording environment, digital audio workstations, and instrumental facilities ranging from Steinway and Bosendorfer pianos to valve guitar amps, electronic keyboards, and analogue synthesisers.
  • A range of societies and groups are on offer for students to participate, such as a gospel choir, concert band, ukulele society, gamelan group, orchestra, and many more.
  • Benefit from real-world job experience and placements while studying. Our Professional Opportunities Scheme facilitates placements in areas such as community music, music tutoring, film composition, sound design, performing, live sound, and studio recording.
  • The teaching team recognises and supports musicians from a variety of backgrounds and promotes stylistic freedom, exploration, and creative risk-taking.
  • Plymouth offers a vibrant cultural scene, and beautiful rural surroundings and sea coast. Plymouth promotes tolerance and diversity. The University is located at the heart of the city centre. It is not in a remote campus separating students from the city’s vibrant life.

Information for international students

English language requirements. We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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