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About the course

The MMus offers a flexible route to advanced musical study including classical, popular, world, contemporary, early, folk and traditional. You can pursue this research-based courses through creative practice (eg composition, performance, improvisation, or a blend of these) or musicological study in a field of your choosing.

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Entry Requirements

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

We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with degrees in other areas and those with appropriate evidence of musical and general critical knowledge and ability.

English Language Requirements:
To study this course you need to meet our Band 8 English Language Requirements.
Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all other sub-skills).

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course.


See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.
Please see the university website for further information on fees for this course.

 Course Content

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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

Please see our website.

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