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The MMus programme at our university offers a flexible and research-based approach to studying music. Whether you're a performer, composer, or musicologist, you have the opportunity to focus on areas such as performance, composition, studio-based work, improvisation, sound-art, and more. The programme also allows for a blend of practice-based and musicological projects. With a strong emphasis on research, the MMus prepares you for further study at the doctoral level. You'll have access to a range of modules, taught by experienced staff, covering topics like music theory, ethnomusicology, early music, and popular music studies. Our outstanding music facilities, including recording studios and rehearsal spaces, provide the perfect environment for your creative projects. Entry requirements include a 2:1 honours degree in music or a related subject, but we also consider applicants with a 2:1 honours degree in an unrelated subject if they can demonstrate appropriate evidence of music and general critical knowledge and ability. Join us and embark on a rewarding journey of musical exploration and research.

About the course

This is a flexible research-based Master of Music.

Practitioners are able to study in areas such as:

  • performance
  • composition
  • studio-based work
  • improvisation
  • sound-art
  • mixed media

You can focus on any one of these or blend them according to their creative needs.

Musicologists are able to study in areas such as:

  • critical and cultural musicology
  • ethnomusicology and world music
  • folk music studies
  • early music
  • popular music studies
  • music theory and analysis

It's also possible to combine practice-based and musicologically orientated projects.

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Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in music or a related subject.

If you have a 2:1 honours degree in an unrelated subject we will consider your application if you can demonstrate appropriate evidence of music and general critical knowledge and ability.

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Where will I study?

Where is Newcastle University


Applicants will be considered according to evidence of technical and creative flair, academic ability (which might be reflected by a good honours undergraduate degree, but could also be evidenced by work-related or professional experience), energy and commitment to further study and financial circumstances.

Under special circumstances, where there is an exceptional student who has already completed the MMus with distinction, the committee may recommend that the award be made to support one year of a PhD programme in Creative Musical Practice.

Applicants who wish to be considered should make clear their interest when they apply for a place on the MMus Muisc programme. Anyone who has already applied will be automatically considered.

The final decision, based on the recommendations of the committee, will be made by the Foundation’s President, Bobby Sager

Value of Scholarship(s)



The Scholarship is offered through competitive application, to one student accepting a full-time place on the MMus Music programme. The scholarship is offered for one year and applications are open to candidates of any nationality (UK, EU and international students).

Application Procedure

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