M.A. On Campus

Music by Research

City, University of London

12 months
12900 GBP/year
4900 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Engage in a unique Music by Research programme from City, University of London that covers the diverse fields of music and sound. Within a vibrant musical community located in the heart of global London, you will develop skills in a topic of your choice including music performance and scholarship, contemporary composition and sound practices.


During this Music by Research programme from City, University of London you will learn directly from world-leading artists and scholars who are active creators and researchers. You will collaborate with international visitors in workshops and masterclasses.

You will receive training in fundamental research skills, culminating in a major project in creative practice or scholarly research.

You will refine and develop a topic of your choice in close consultation with an individual supervisor.


Our music graduates have progressed to teach, compose and perform in various professional and academic settings.

Many have found employment in areas such as music publishing, broadcasting, music management and arts administration.

Others have gone on to pursue further musical study at MPhil or PhD level.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Contexts of Music and Sound Practice 
  • MA Major Project 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicant should hold (or expect to gain) an honours degree (2:1) from a UK university, or an equivalent qualification, accompanied by a creative or scholarly portfolio.
  • We consider applicants with an honours degree in Music, or related subjects if they can demonstrate musical expertise and experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12900 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time per year

  • UK: £2,450
  • Overseas/EU: £6,450

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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