Taught course

Music MMus

University of the Highlands and Islands · Arts, Humanities and Business

Entry requirements

  • 2.1 honours degree or above in music or a related subject (or equivalent)
  • You will also be required to attend an interview, with recent examples of your work
  • Exceptionally, candidates without academic qualifications but with relevant experience may be considered for interview based on the submission of a portfolio of recent work or work-in-progress

Months of entry


Course content

This course is suitable for those involved in creating (composition, songwriting and production) or studying music, and who wish to expand their current field of expertise.

The MMus Music will introduce you to the fundamental principles of text-based, or practice-led research in popular and contemporary music. It provides unique and creative approaches to composition, songwriting, production and musicology, valuing musical creativity and innovation, musical diversity and intellectual curiosity.

The course will help strengthen your ability to utilise independent learning whilst developing original and creative responses to problems and current complex issues. You will have the opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge of your chosen research area through pathway and optional modules.

You may also have the opportunity to attend conferences, gigs and networking events.

Special features

  • The programme offers two pathways:
    • Music: Popular and Contemporary Music Practices pathway
    • Music: Popular and Contemporary Music Studies pathway
  • You will gain the key skills and expertise to enable you to make an effective contribution to the creative industries

Information for international students

If you would like to study in a country of outstanding natural beauty, friendly communities, and cities buzzing with social life and activities, the Highlands and Islands of Scotland should be your first choice. We have campuses across the region each one with its own special characteristics from the rich cultural life of the islands to the bright city lights of Perth and Inverness. Some courses are available in one location only, for others you will have a choice; we also have courses that can be studied online from your own home country.

For more information, please view our page for international students: International - UHI

Fees and funding

For information, please view our Fees/Funding tab: MMus Music (uhi.ac.uk)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MMus
    full time
    18 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

01463 279190