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MusM Composition (Electroacoustic Music and Interactive Media)
In-depth study of cutting-edge compositional techniques, methodologies and associated aesthetics.

MusM Composition (Electroacoustic Music and Interactive Media) / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Master of Music
12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree, or its overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject (normally Music, or with music as a substantial component of the programme). In some circumstances (i.e. applicants with a scientific background or experienced professionals in the composition field), we may consider appropriate alternative routes to entry.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Please refer to the following School page regarding subject-specific requirements. These are in addition to the basic prerequisites as shown under entry requirements:

For references, please email the following link to your referees:

References for master's applications

They will submit your references directly to us and we will add them to your application.

Please use the  Online Application Form   to apply. Once you register, you can search for the course to which you wish to apply and upload the required supporting documents towards the end of this process.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MusM Y Y N N

Course overview

  • You're looking for a course offering an-depth study of cutting-edge compositional techniques, methodologies and associated aesthetics
  • You want to learn in state-of-the-art facilities, including our £2.5 million electroacoustic studio complex
  • You want to pursue a career as a composer working with technology and audio-media, or a PhD in electroacoustic composition

Open days

We will be hosting a postgraduate taught open day in May, 2018. Further details will be displayed here and elsewhere on our webpages when the details have been finalised.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MusM (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
    International students (per annum): £18,000
  • MusM (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,750


Each year the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures offer a number of School awards and Subject-specific bursaries  (the values of which are set at Home/EU fees level), open to both Home/EU and international students. The deadline for these is early February each year.

This year, the School is proud to introduce the Manchester Postgraduate Scholarship of Academic Excellence , which offers up to 100 fee waiver scholarships worth £2,000 each to high-achieving undergraduates from any UK University with an offer to study a Master's degree in the School. The deadline for these Is Friday 13 July 2018. 

For University of Manchester graduates, the  Manchester Alumni Scholarship for Academic Merit  offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a 1st within the last three years and are progressing to a postgraduate taught masters course for September 2018 entry.

The Manchester Master's Bursary is a University-wide scheme that offers 100 bursaries worth £3,000 in funding for students from underrepresented groups.

Details of all these funding opportunities, including deadlines, eligibility and how to apply, can be found on the  School's funding page  where you can also find details of the Government Postgraduate Loan Scheme.

See also  the University's postgraduate funding database  to see if you are eligible for any other funding opportunities.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Contact name
PG Taught Admissions
0161 275 0322
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