Research course


University of West London · London College of Music

Entry requirements

Applicants require 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.

Months of entry

January, September

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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • DMus
    full time
    33-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    45-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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