University of Victoria

Master On Campus
24 months
6499 CAD/year
5182 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Musicology (with Composition) program of University of Victoria, British Columbia has a reputation for experimentation, innovation, and theoretical rigour.


The Musicology (with Composition) program of University of Victoria, British Columbia hosts numerous, accomplished composers involved in both the creation and research of music composition, including jazz and improvisational idioms. Their works are performed at major festivals and concert venues both nationally and internationally.

As a graduate student composer at UVic, you'll have the opportunity to hear your music performed at:

  • composer concerts
  • colloquia & workshops
  • reading sessions with guest artists
  • the annual West Coast Student Composers Symposium
  • the annual UVic Orchestra Reading Session

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Individual Tuition in Composition
  • Music Composition
  • Seminar in Composition
  • Seminar in Performance of New Music
  • Seminar in Contemporary Composition and Performance
  • MMus Graduating Compositions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

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

  • Start by reviewing the graduate school admission requirements; then view the additional requirements for our graduate music programs.
  • Some programs have audition requirements.
  • Applicants are generally expected to have a BMus or BA in Music.
  • Applicants should have at least a B+ (or 6/9) average during the last two years of undergraduate study; all students must meet the University minimum academic requirements.
  • Most of our degrees require two years of resident study, a final project/recital, and an oral examination (see our detailed course requirements).
  • English language proficiency (international students)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6499 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6499 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5182 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5182 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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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Updated over a year ago

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University of Victoria


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