The MMus is designed to appeal to musicians from a variety of backgrounds, particularly those with strengths in one of three main areas: Performance Studies (classical, Irish traditional, jazz, rock or popular styles); Composition and Creative Audio (including the combination of acoustic and electronic sources, film music, interactive and mixed media) ; Music and Communities (including disability arts and traditional music communities)
The MMus in Creative Musicianship is a flexible postgraduate programme which aims to produce informed, skilled and insightful musical practitioners across a wide range of musical genres working in three practice-based fields: Performance, Composition & Creative Audio or Music and Communities. Whether opting to spend a short, focused period of study honing your musicianship skills as part of a PGCert or expanding your studies into a PGDip or Masters, this is the ideal programme for those who wish to develop, refine or refresh their professional expertise for work in the creative industries while also providing the perfect springboard for further postgraduate and/or PhD study. Over the first two semesters, two complementary Specialism modules (20 credits each) familiarise students with the most important recent developments in their specialist pathway, training them in essential technical, research and communication skills while providing them with opportunities to put their expertise to practical use. The 20 credit Research Project allows students to pursue a self-directed topic of their choice, under the supervision of a single member of staff and/or undertake work outside of the University as part of an established work placement. For those continuing their study to MMus level, the third semester Final Project (60 credits) allows the student to undertake a sustained period of self-directed, practice-based work related to their chosen specialism.
- Teaching and learning assessment -
A number of formats for teaching and learning will be offered including lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops.
The performance of candidates shall be assessed by the Board of Examiners in accordance with the Regulations Governing Examinations in Programmes of Study.
Candidates shall be assessed in the modules for which they have enrolled in each year of study. At the discretion of the Board of Examiners candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination.
Within each module candidates shall be assessed by 100% coursework.
The pass mark for the module shall be 50%.
- Work placement / study abroad -
A module in Placement is available as an option.
- Further academic or practical study - Freelance creative work - Community-based education and/or creative work - Technical positions in the music industry - Teaching
1. Over 92% of our graduates are in work or further study six months after graduation. 2. We are a top UK university for providing courses with a period of work placement. 3. Our teaching and the learning experience we deliver are rated at the highest level by the Quality Assurance Agency. 4. We recruit international students from more than 100 different countries. 5. More than 4,000 students from over 50 countries have successfully completed eLearning courses at Ulster University.
To help spread the cost of your studies, tuition fees can be paid back in monthly instalments while you learn. If you study for a one-year, full-time master’s, you can pay your fees up-front, in one lump sum, or in either five or ten equal monthly payments. If you study for a master’s on a part-time basis (e.g. over three years), you can pay each year’s fees up-front or in five or ten equal monthly payments each year. This flexibility allows you to spread the payment of your fees over each academic year. Find out more by visiting https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-finance/postgraduate
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