Taught course

Composition (Concert Music)

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

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

September

Course content

This MMus composition aims to give you advanced knowledge of standard compositional techniques from the sixteenth to twenty-first centuries.

In addition to regular lectures and tutorial discussions, you will have one-to-one contact time with professional composers from your chosen field.

Our teaching rooms are equipped with ProTools HD systems, Audient mixing consoles and C24 control surfaces, and lectures involve frequent practical demonstrations and examples.

The course is underpinned by our Composer’s Workshop series, which features regular presentations by a wide range of internationally recognised composers and music specialists. These experts from across the music industry include:

  • copyright specialists
  • agents
  • publishers
  • IT experts
  • composers and film composers
  • instrumentalists
  • film composers
  • critics
  • theatrical agents.

Information for international students

You need to meet our English language requirement - a minimum of IELTS 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening). Other equivalent English language examinations will be considered. For more information, contact the International Office.

You also need academic qualifications at the same level as UK applicants. In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Check for local equivalents.

We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find out more about our English Language courses.

You will also need advanced musical knowledge, and will be asked to provide us with:

  • 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.

Find out more about our processes for recognising previous experience.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,000
International students
£13,000

For information please visit the UWL website:

http://www.uwl.ac.uk/students/postgraduate/help-funding

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

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