Music, Composition Diploma

Lund University

M.A. On Campus
24 months
18008 EUR/year
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The Master's Programme in Music, Composition Diploma from Lund University, aims to educate composers possessing superior artistic and professional abilities, by means of specialised instruction that focuses on highly exacting and qualified assignments. 


On completion of the Master's Programme in Music, Composition Diploma from Lund University, the student must demonstrate major proficiency and skills as well as an ability to compose music at an advanced artistic level. Furthermore, the student must possess an extensive understanding and knowledge of composition for instrumental ensembles of varying configurations. He/she must also be prepared to contend with the various aspects demanded in the course of working as a professional composer/musician and have developed the ability for independent study. In addition, on completion of the programme, the student must have obtained advanced entrepreneurial skills that increases his/her professional versatility in an ever-changing cultural life. 

About Malmö Academy of Music 

The Malmö Academy of Music has developed an international study environment. Since 1990, our efforts at organised internationalisation have firmly established the Academy’s reputation with foreign contacts stretching far beyond Scandinavia and Europe. We have over 60 institutional agreements in Europe (Erasmus, Nordplus), as well as access to Lund University’s comprehensive contracts with universities that span the globe. Both students and teachers may apply to exchange programmes that will add to their experiences and broaden their educational perspective. 

Programme Structure

  • Each year, the composition training collaborates with leading orchestras, ensembles and musicians in our sought-after composition projects. 
  • Examples of annual collaborations are Malmö, Norrköping, Gävle and Helsingborg symphony orchestras, Stockholm Läns Blåsars symphoniker, Jönköping Sinfonietta and the string orchestra Musica Vitae.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Artistic bachelor's degree in composition or equivalent, and an approved entrance exam
  • Based on auditions

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18008 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36016 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 380 000


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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Music, Composition Diploma
Lund University


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