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Master of Music MMus

Course Description

The MMus is designed to appeal to musicians from a variety of backgrounds, particularly those with strengths in one of five main areas: Performance (classical, Irish traditional, jazz, rock or popular styles), or Musicology (including the study of popular music and film music), or Composition (including including the combination of acoustic and electronic sources, and mixed media), or Technology (including electroacoustic composition and mixed media digital arts), or Music in the Community.

Visit the website: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/201617/music-9177

Course detail

- Description -

The course aims to meet the needs of those who wish to refresh or develop their professional expertise and/or to prepare for study at PhD level.

In addition, there are opportunities for students to conduct their own self-directed projects, get a grounding in business skills appropriate to the subject, and/or undertake work outside the university as part of a well established placement module.

The Major Project module allows students to undertake a sustained period of reflective study in a topic 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 -

An module in Placement is available as an option.

Career options

- Further academic or practical study
- Freelance creative work
- Community-based education and/or creative work
- Technical positions in the music industry
- Teaching

How to apply: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply#pg

Why study at Ulster?

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 are an international university with more than 2,000 international students from over 80 countries and Alumni from 121 countries.
5. More than 4,000 students from over 50 countries have successfully completed eLearning courses at Ulster University.

Flexible payment

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 http://www.ulster.ac.uk/learnyourway


A comprehensive range of financial scholarships, awards and prizes are available to undergraduate, postgraduate and research students. Scholarships recognise the many ways in which our students are outstanding in their subject. Individuals may be able to apply directly or may automatically be nominated for awards. Visit the website: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-finance/scholarships

English Language Tuition

CELT offers courses and consultations in English language and study skills to Ulster University students of all subjects, levels and nationalities. Students and researchers for whom English is an additional language can access free CELT support throughout the academic year: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/international/english-language-support

Visit the Master of Music MMus page on the Ulster University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Maggie Maguire

"Choosing the MMus at Ulster was one of the best decisions I ever made. As a traditional musician the level of tuition I received was world class - and opportunities my tutor created for me to perform and to enage with the traditional arts from an industry perspective was amazing. I wish I could do it every year!"


Entry Requirements

Normally a second class honours degree (or equivalent) or higher in music or a relevant discipline, or be able to provide other evidence of ability appropriate to the course. English language entry requirements: View Website

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