Research course

Composition

Institution
University of West London · London College of Music
Qualifications
DMus

Entry requirements

Either A Masters degree in Composition with Merit or Distinction; Or At least five years' of appropriate professional experience as a composer, and a degree in Music (including Composition) with First Class Honours. Candidates who, at interview, demonstrate an exceptionally high level of musicianship and autonomy may be considered for Direct Entry. (In such circumstances, the work will already exhibit impeccable craftsmanship and a thoroughly convincing sense of originality. The application proposal will demonstrate an impressively clear artistic and scholarly purpose.) Similarly, candidates who transfer from another institution with 'advanced standing' may also be considered for Direct Entry.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

Creative research in humanities has become an important part of postgraduate study at Masters and Doctoral level. It has helped performers and practitioners remediate their work as research, and allowed practitioners to reflect on the processes of practice as much as its ramifications. Like all our courses, the DMus reflects the mission and values of University of West London. It enhances progression and quality in education, and encourages widening participation.

Its emphasis on creative research, and its 'submission pathway' attracts recently qualified postgraduates and professional musicians who want doctoral recognition of their skills and experience - and this is sympathetic with the School's academic plan to attract mature and part-time students, together with the University's vision to reach out to students of all ages through flexible education.

The DMus extends the rich and eclectic musical experience our students enjoy at undergraduate and Masters level, to doctoral level, and enhances the London College of Music's growing postgraduate community. The DMus also maximises our research strengths in composition, performance and music technology.

Fees and funding

UK students
GBP3,980
International students
GBP10,995

Bursary, self-funded, employer.

Qualification and course duration

DMus

full time
33 - 48 months months

Course contact details

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Course information
Email
courses@uwl.ac.uk
Phone
0800 036 8888