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.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Critical Practice in Musicology
- Composition Seminar
- Professional Recital
- Performance Teaching Seminar
- Music Dissertation
- Composition Portfolio
- Individual Research Project
- Individually Negotiated Topic
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesMusic View 209 other Masters in Music in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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.
International18812 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18812 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased 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
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.
Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.