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
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
A range of loans, bursaries and scholarships are available to help you fund your studies.
Students on some Masters courses may be eligible to apply for a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards their course and living costs. Find out how to apply for a Postgraduate Loan on GOV.UK
Other loans available to postgraduate students include Professional and Career Development Loans, which also allow you to borrow up to £10,000. Find out more about Loans on GOV.UK
Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as disabled students. Find out more about funding opportunities
Within the university, we offer a range of scholarships and bursaries including:
The William Brake Bursary: a £1,000 award for candidates on undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses
The Mollie Clay Scholarship: a £2,500 scholarship awarded to an outstanding student
Exclusive alumni discounts: a £2,000 discount on taught postgraduate courses or a 10% discount on research courses, exclusive to students who graduated from the University of West London.
Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility for the scholarships and bursaries listed above.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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