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Masters courses in the School of Music

Masters courses in the School of Music

You can study full-time (12 months) or part-time (24 months). Apply online now to join us in September 2020.

  • MMus Critical and Experimental Composition
    Develop your skills as a musician and composer to build a portfolio of original work.
  • MMus Performance
    Expand your repertoire, hone your skills as a performer with regular performances and work on your own projects.
  • MA Electronic and Computer Music
    Explore the contexts and practice of electronic and computer music through practical and theory-based modules.
  • MA Music and Management
    Develop skills and build knowledge in event management, artist management, marketing and promotion, and management in the creative industries.
  • MA Applied Psychology of Music
    Study theories in the psychology of music and continue to follow your own musical interests.
  • MA Music and Wellbeing
    Develop techniques and knowledge to understand the relationship between musical engagement and wellbeing for careers in arts therapies, music education and music administration.
  • MA Critical and Applied Musicology
    Pursue your interests in historical, critical, theoretical or applied areas of musicology and understand approaches that have influenced the way that we study music.
Masters courses in the School of Music


We have three tuition fee scholarships for full-time and part-time students starting in September 2020.

The scholarships will cover full tuition fees for home/EU rated applicants or 50% fees for international applicants.

Deadline to apply: 11.59pm 1st May 2020.

The University offers a range of scholarship and funding opportunities.

Entry requirements

Most of our Masters courses require a bachelors, or equivalent, in music. In some instances, we’ll consider other relevant experience. Check the individual course listings for exact entry requirements.

About the School of Music

The School of Music, awarded All-Steinway status in 2017, brings together scholars, composers and performers in a purpose-built space on the University of Leeds campus.

The School offers a range of facilities and has a community of active research staff and students who are interested in a range of musical disciplines including: performance, composition, notation and editing, theory and analysis, music history, the music industry and business, sociology, philosophy and psychology of music, and music technology.

The thriving performance life at the School will allow you to experience new music as performers, composers and listeners.

We regularly collaborate with external partners including prestigious arts organisations, such as Opera North, and host events including the University of Leeds International Concert Series, BBC Radio 3 concerts and the Leeds International Piano Competition.

Masters courses in the School of Music

About Leeds

Lonely Planet ranked Leeds fifth on the ‘Best in Europe 2017’. It has a lively cultural scene including music venues from Brudenell Social Club to the First Direct Arena, a variety of music, dance, food and drink festivals including Leeds Festival, Pub in the Park and Leeds Carnival, plus art galleries, high-end restaurants and shops and much more.


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