MusM Composition (Instrumental and Vocal music) / Overview
Year of entry: 2024
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- Pursue your career as a composer, with outstanding performance and opportunities, including guaranteed professional workshops and/or performances.
- Take full advantage of our lively performance and research culture, including Quatuor Danel concerts, Mantis festivals and cutting-edge research fora.
- Study in a city that is home to more professional music-making than any UK city outside of London.
- Study at a top five UK university for Music (Complete University Guide 2022).
Find out what it's like to study at Manchester by visiting us on one of our open days .
Fees for entry in 2024 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2023 were as follows:
UK students (per annum): £11,000
International, including EU, students (per annum): £24,000
UK students (per annum): £5,500
International, including EU, students (per annum): £12,000
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).
Each year the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures (SALC) 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 £4,000 in funding for students from underrepresented groups.
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