MusM Composition (Instrumental and Vocal music) / Overview

Year of entry: 2021

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Degree awarded
Master of Music
Duration
1 year [full-time], 2 years [part-time]
Entry requirements

We normally expect students to have a First or Upper Second class honours degree or its overseas equivalent in a humanities-based subject area.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply online

Course options

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

Course overview

  • Pursue your career as a composer working with technology and audio-media, or a PhD in electroacoustic composition.
  • Learn in state-of-the-art facilities, including our dedicated electroacoustic studio complex.
  • Study in a city that is home to more professional music-making than any UK city outside of London.
  • Study at the number 1 university Music department in the UK (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020).

Open days

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Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2021, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MusM (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £10,000
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £20,000
  • MusM (part-time)
    UK students (per annum): £5,000

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

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

For University of Manchester graduates, the  Manchester Alumni Bursary 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.

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

Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Contact name
PG Taught Admissions
Email
Website
http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/music/
School/Faculty

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