Taught course

Songwriting and Performance

University of the West of Scotland · School of Creative and Cultural Industries

Entry requirements

Entry to the MA is open to Honours graduates (minimum 2:2). Students possessing an Ordinary degree (with a mark average of 50%) can apply to enrol on the Postgraduate Diploma and, on successful completion, transfer to the MA programme. Applicants with relevant equivalent qualifications and/or professional experience will also be considered. Please note double diploma students studying at the Harris Institute, Toronto may be able to enrol at preferred partner rate for this course.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The MA in Song writing and Performance from University of West of Scotland, is a unique postgraduate degree programme focusing on the development of exemplary song writing, arts practice and skills. Based at UWS Ayr campus this masters course focuses on understanding the performative and technical attributes necessary to communicate those skills while working within the context of new and developing industry and distribution networks.
This is Scotland’s only songwriting Masters course, which will appeal to graduates from a range of music/performance disciplines and industry professional writers/performers. It has a strong focus on ‘live’ projects with the expectation that you will develop your professional career alongside your studies.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
12-16 months


full time
9 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

David Scott
0800 027 1000 (+44 141 849 4101 out with UK)