Taught course

Music

Institution
University of Surrey · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MMus

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 undergraduate degree in a relevant subject. Real-world experience is also considered.

Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of relevant work. The MMus (Music)course supports a range of musical practice and musicology, so applicants should include in the portfolio, where relevant to specialisms and interests, any number of the following:

  1. If pursuing performance, a sample of 2-5 unedited video performances
  2. If pursuing composition, a portfolio of original compositions with scores and audio
  3. A sample of theoretical writing and/or analyses
  4. Any additional practice, such as electronic productions, mixed media work, film scores and arrangements.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Our MMus Music course offers you the highest level of training in contemporary music. We will teach you the necessary skills, techniques and methodologies to work at an advanced level with a critical awareness of relevant music disciplines.

Our award-winning staff are eminent practitioners and scholars in their respective fields. Operating over the widest range of style and practice, we will work closely with you in your musical development.

You will graduate from our MMus Music course as an independent and relevant contemporary musician with the fullest knowledge of theory, practical skill, critical reflection and creativity.

On this course you will learn the creative, re-creative, technical, critical, vocational and academic areas of contemporary music practice.

You will study a range of interlinked practices including performance, composition, musicology and relevant skills in music technology. You will be able to specialise in any or several of these areas in order to prepare you for a future career in music and also provide a foundation for PhD study.

You will learn about the current developments within the contemporary theory and practice of music, so that you can work confidently and constructively within the musical culture of the present.

If you’re looking to progress onto a PhD research project after you graduate, this course will help to prepare you for doctoral level study in music-related areas.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admissions@surrey.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1483 682 222