Research course

Electronic/ Electro-acoustic Composition

University of West London · London College of Music

Entry requirements

Either A Masters degree in Composition, Music Technology or Music Production, with Merit or Distinction, and the submission of a portfolio of existing works demonstrating a high level of expertise. Or At least five years' professional experience as a composer, and a degree in Composition, Music Technology or Music Production with First Class Honours. Also, the submission of a portfolio of existing works demonstrating a high level of expertise. Candidates who, at interview, demonstrate an exceptionally high level of expertise 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


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 has 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 possible routes for the course are:
• MPhil leading to DMus
• DMus by Direct Entry
• DMus by Submission

The DMus extends the rich and eclectic musical experience our students enjoy at undergraduate and Masters level, to doctoral level, and enhances 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
GBP £3,995
International students
GBP £11,500

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course information
0800 036 8888