Taught course

Composition (Concert Music)

University of West London · London College of Music

Entry requirements

Applicants must have the following: 1st or 2nd class Honours degree in Music, Music Technology or a related subject, or substantial industry or prior experience in the field. - This course requires advanced musical knowledge. - Candidates will be required to provide a portfolio of degree level / professional work and a written statement.

Months of entry


Course content

We are proud of LCM's provision of a one-to-one contact time with professional composers from your chosen area of specialisation. One –to-one tutorials are supported by regular lectures. Our highly successful programme of Composer's Workshops serves to underpin both the undergraduate B.Mus and the postgraduate MMus programmes and to offer a further framework for social and professional networking.

The series consists of presentations given by a wide range of internationally recognised composers and music specialists from across the music industry, including copyright specialists, agents, publishers, IT experts and composers who sun their own performing ensembles or media companies, as well as instrumentalists, film composers, critics, theatrical agents. At the time of writing recent guests have included composers Jonathan Dove, Deirdre Gribbin, Judith Bingham, Geoffrey Burgon, Stephen Montague, Augusta Read Thomas, Param Vir, Philip Grange, Suzanne Giraud and Justin Connolly; the film and television composers Nigel Hess, Simon Lambros and Julian Nott; the composer and director of Sound 2 commercial music and media company, Elisa Harris; the West End musical director Michael Haslam and the rock guitarist Chris Francis.

The celebrated film orchestrator and conductor Nick Ingham maintains a visiting association with LCM and we have internationally acclaimed film and tv composers John Cameron and David Arnold as honorary doctors of music who will be joining the team to work with composers in the film/tv electives.

Information for international students

For more information, please visit: http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
GBP £7,200
International students
GBP £11,500

For information please visit the UWL website:


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course information
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