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
The Performance pathway of the MMus Music programme will develop your professional expertise on your instrument/voice within the context of the range of departmental opportunities for performance.
You will be tutored and assessed on one instrument (or voice) by visiting professionals of national and international standing who will guide you in consolidating and developing your technique, repertoire, knowledge and interpretative insight.
The two compulsory research training modules are followed by a combination of specialism-related modules and optional modules. Having completed the Postgraduate Diploma stage of the programme, you will progress to Masters stage and submit a folio of your work.
This programme is studied full-time over one academic year and part-time students must study at least two taught technical modules per academic year.
Example module listing
The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.
- Research Training for Practitioners A
- Research Training for Practitioners B
- Conducting A
- Conducting B
- Advanced Conducting
- Composition A
- Studio Techniques
- Performance A
- Orchestral Management 1
- Rock Track Poetics
- African American Music
- Historical Performance Practice
- Compositional Techniques
- Contemporary Issues in the Cultural Industries
- English Music from Elgar to Britten
- Synthesis and Music Programming
- Composition B
- Screen Music Studies
- Performance B
- Conducting B
- Orchestral Management 2
- Digital Music Improvisation 2
- Anglo Celtic Song Traditions
- Jazz Studies 2
- Opera Studies
- Baroque Fugue in Practice
- Applied Music 2
- Musical Theatre
Information for international students
IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent).
We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.
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