MusM Composition (Electroacoustic Music and Interactive Media) / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2021

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How to apply

Advice to applicants

You should include a personal statement (no more than 500 words) that demonstrates your understanding of the subject and your motivation for wanting to study the programme.

If your academic background is not directly related to the programme, you should supply an academic-standard writing sample on a subject related to the programme.

If English is not your native language, then you should provide an academic-standard writing sample in English directly related to the subject.

For more advice on the application process, please visit our  Applying  page.

How your application is considered

Applications are mainly considered on the basis of an assessment of past and predicted academic achievements, the academic reference(s) and any other supplementary evidence that supports the application. Once we have an application that is ready for a decision, the admissions tutor (often the Programme Director) will relay the decision to the admissions team, who will send you this decision.

Please note that your application is usually received by the School 24 to 48 hours after the time you submit it. If you have not provided documentation that allows the admissions tutor to make a decision, we will contact you.

Overseas (non-UK) applicants

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries that equate to a UK 2.1. For these and general requirements including English language see  entry requirements from your country .

If English is not your first language, please provide us with evidence of: 

  • an overall grade 6.5 in IELTS; or
  • 93+ in the IBT Internet-based TOEFL

The other language tests we accept can be found here: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/applicationforms/new-approved-english-tests.pdf

Portfolio requirements

You will need to submit two contrasting compositions (eg fixed media, interactive music, audiovisual) and, if appropriate, a brief statement or project description that includes reference to, for example, programming languages experience as applied to musical outcomes, or experience with analogue and modular synthesizers. Your materials should be sent via WeTransfer, Dropbox or a similar service to the course director:  Ricardo.Climent@manchester.ac.uk .