Taught course


University of Surrey · Department of Music and Sound Recording

Entry requirements

Normally a first or 2.1 honours degree, with music being a prominent part. Approved equivalent qualifications or experience will be considered, particularly in the case of overseas students and candidates with less conventional educational backgrounds. Applicants will be required to support their application with a sample of their work.

Months of entry


Course content

A programme designed to prepare you for a variety of careers including performance, composition, teaching, arts administration and music journalism.

The purpose of the MMus degree is to train students to advanced levels in the academic, practical and technical areas of music.

The programme is distinctive in its range of musicological, vocational and practice-based elements. You will benefit from the diversity of our research strengths and our reputation for excellent teaching. You will take two compulsory research training modules which develop academic, writing and presentational skills, as well as providing an introduction to contemporary developments in musical practice and research.

Choose from five pathways: Composition, Creative Practice, Musicology, Conducting or Performance

Information for international students

IELTS minimum overall: 6.5, IELTS minimum by component: 6.0

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

01483 682 222