Music, M.A. | Kingston University | London, United Kingdom
12 months
17700 GBP/year
8770 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Music course at Kingston University is ideal if you have wide musical interests. Through a major project, you will focus on a particular area of your choice. This project may be written or may be a composition folio.

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The Music course at Kingston University introduces research methods and a broad range of issues in music. You will be able to choose from an extensive list of option modules, with subjects based in music education, performance, composing for media, and music production.

Through a major project, you will focus on a particular area of your choice. This project may be written or may be a composition folio.


The nature of Kingston's Music MA, which combines theoretical knowledge and practical skills across a broad musical curriculum, means graduates are equipped for a wide range of careers, including in:

  • music and arts administration;
  • the music business;
  • school, higher education and instrumental teaching;
  • outreach work and educational workshops;
  • music composition and arranging;
  • professional performance and conducting;
  • music publishing.

The high level of research and transferable skills you acquire during your studies also makes careers in the wider commercial and business environments available to you.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Production of Popular Music
  • Commercial Music
  • Composing and Marketing Popular Music
  • Constructing Music Education in the UK
  • Critical Reflection on Musical Performance
  • International Music Education: Psychology, Culture and Philosophy

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, applications will close when the course is full.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:2 or above honours degree in music from either the UK or abroad (this may be in a specialist field such as popular music, music education or music technology). 
  • We may ask applicants to submit an essay as evidence of strength in written work, and applicants who wish to specialise in composition in the Major Project must submit a folio of three representative compositions.
  • Where an applicant can produce evidence of relevant experiential learning (eg work as a professional performer or composer), it may be possible to consider a good honours degree in a subject other than music or advanced study in a conservatoire (which has not led to a degree) in lieu of a music degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17700 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 17700 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8770 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8770 GBP per year during 12 months.

UK students tuition fees:

  • MA part time £4,823

International students tuition fees: 

  • MA part time £9,735

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.


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