24 months
19500 GBP/year
4565 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


The Music (Composition) programme offered by the University of Bristol is a centre of research excellence in both composition and musicology.

Visit the official programme website for more information


In composition, there is no particular house style, but we are well known for a number of areas, including:

  • acoustic music, ranging from solo to symphonic scale;
  • electro-acoustic, including acousmatic composition, live electronics, and mixed forms with instrument/voice;
  • composition exploring the interface of Western and non-Western traditions.

The Music (Composition) programme offered by the University of Bristol  also provides access to a wide network of opportunities for professional and amateur performance.


A significant number of graduates from this programme develop careers in higher education or work on high-level research projects in the field of music; some graduates take up careers as composers and musicians.

Programme Structure

Research groups:

  • Composition
  • Music, politics and society
  • Intermediality
  • Music as performance
  • Old Hispanic Office Research Project
  • Beyond East and West Research Project
  • Regional Rap in Post-Devolution Britain Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An upper second-class degree or international equivalent, plus a portfolio of representative compositions. Please note, acceptance will also depend on evidence of a suitable level of professional accomplishment.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19500 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4565 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4565 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • UK: part-time - £2,283

Living costs for Bristol

750 - 1260 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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