Music, MMus

Faculty of Humanities, University of Southampton

12 months
18812 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Music, MMus programme at Faculty of Humanities, University of Southampton in music provides a flexible course of study. Its goal is a professional research project, recital or composition portfolio.


Tutors work with each student from the outset of the course to form a portfolio relevant to the student's specific professional aims, whether further research at doctoral level, a career in the music industry or the wider cultural sector, or work as a teacher or free-lance musician. We recognise that music has increasingly become a 'portfolio career' and aim to provide our MMus students with a platform for success in whatever area of music their aspirations lie. Thus the broad modular structure of our programme allows for cross-over between the pathways.

We offer a broad-based MMus programme with three pathways: musicology, performance and composition. All three pathways can be used as professional training for themselves, or as preparation for PhD study. Students in our MMus programme at Faculty of Humanities, University of Southampton benefit from intensive one-to-one instruction with world-leading experts in music history, cultural studies of music, performance studies and analysis; internationally noted performers with active solo and ensemble careers; and prominent composers of contemporary art music, electronic music, media music (including film, television and video game music) and jazz.

Introducing your course

Do you want to know how great film scores were composed? Are you interested in the ideas behind musical performances? Expand your knowledge of the components and aspects of music with the Music, MMus (Performance, Composition and Musicology) at the University of Southampton and enhance your musical talents. This broad MMus programme will teach you the elements of musical performance, as well as the different genres of music. Gaining this experience across a variety of categories will prepare you for a successful career in the music industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Practice in Musicology 
  • Composition Seminar 
  • Professional Recital 
  • Performance Teaching Seminar 
  • Music Dissertation
  • Composition Portfolio 
  • Individual Research Project 
  • Individually Negotiated Topic

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

First- or upper second-class honours degree, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in Music or a cognate discipline

Selection process: Online application and audition.

Interview may be required on a case by case basis to assess suitability of course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18812 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18812 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

The part-time annual fee is:

  • EU/EEA - £4625
  • NON-EU/EEA - £9406


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