12 months
15750 GBP/year
8550 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Music degree offered at University of Salford  is about much more than studying and playing music.


Music degree offered at University of Salford offers three specialist pathways focusing on composition, performance, or interactive music and advanced studio production. If more than one of these options appeals to you, the part time mode of studies offers options to combine modules from different pathways   to create the postgraduate music course that best suits your future aspirations.

And what better place to study your music master’s degree? Our New Adelphi Campus in Salford houses state-of-the-art facilities, including six recording studios, well-appointed rehearsal facilities and our 350-seater public theatre. And with easy access to Manchester, you’ll be able to experience the city’s exciting musical heritage.


This master’s degree in music focuses on sharpening your practical and professional music skills, standing you in good stead to work within a range of related careers. Not only will you be well-positioned to find employment as a freelance composer or performer, you’re newly acquired skillsets will also lend themselves perfectly to music education, lecturing and arts administration.

The depth of material covered within this course will also mean you can pursue further study in the areas of composition, performance, technology and musicology, if that’s the direction you choose to go in. What’s more, if you want to perform professionally, you’ll be able to benefit from the professional links we have with local music organisations, orchestras and bands.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Composition, Performance and the Musical Text (Plenary)
  • Composition Techniques (C)
  • Individual Performance (P)
  • Advanced Studio Composition and Production Techniques (IMASP)
  • Applied Composition Techniques (C)
  • Group Interaction in Performance (P)
  • Ethnomusicology Theories and Techniques
  • Community Music Theories and Techniques
  • Negotiated Final Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should submit your application at least one month before your course starts.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good honors degree preferably in Music or a related subject and/or evidence of industry/professional practice experience.
  • The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.
  • Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15750 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8550 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis

Living costs for Salford

500 - 800 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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