Entry requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 degree in music or a related subject.

Find the equivalent international qualifications for your country.

For the Musicology pathway, you’ll need to submit 2 samples of written work. These should be between 1,500 and 2,500 words each on musicological questions of your choice.

Months of entry


Course content

On this course you'lll learn through a range of activities that may include tutor and student-led seminars, presentations, individual instrumental or vocal lessons, study visits and independent study and practice.

You'll be able to demonstrate what you have learnt through a variety of assessment methods, such as group and individual presentations, essays and analyses, recitals.

You’ll be supported by a personal academic tutor for general support and have access to numerous facilities and equipment such as recording studios and specialist music software. Your contact hours will vary depending on your module choices.

Information for international students

Band C IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources. Please check the website for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0) 23 8059 4732