MusM Composition (Instrumental and Vocal music) / 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.
- 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:
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.
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- You're looking for a master's with a strong focus on practical music making
- You want the flexibility to develop your own compositional and research interests and develop your personal voice
- You want to gain professional skills through collaborating, rehearsing and networking with professional musicians
We host two postgraduate taught open days each year: late November and late May. Attendees have the opportunity to meet the programme directors and current students, take part in taster sessions, Q and As and tour our Graduate School.
The next open day is taking place on Wednesday 23 May. Please register for the event by visiting here:
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
International students (per annum): £18,000
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.
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