Entry requirements

You need:

  • an honours degree (2:2 or above) in music, music technology or a related subject -
  • advanced musical knowledge
  • a portfolio of degree level or professional work
  • a written statement

We may also offer you a place based on relevant experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications are considered individually.

Months of entry


Course content

The MMus Composition sits at the heart of the London College of Music. It represents a creative hub for innovative, forward-thinking musical minds that, in the spirit of practice-as-research, join practical composition and academic inquiry. Through an exploration of advanced orchestration, score production, and sophisticated compositional techniques, this course enables you to specialise in applied music composition, while providing an insight into 21st century compositional practices and ideas.

The course gives you excellent opportunities to develop your technical abilities in the fields of composition and orchestration, enabling you to strengthen and refine your own artistic voice and expand your musical and dramatic vocabulary. Similarly, the course offers studio-based work, as well as an exploration of audio and midi programming, which you will be able to implement in your own applied compositions, including screen, digital, film and other collaborative types of work.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course information
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