MA Music (Pathways: Musicology, Composition, Performance, Technology) at University of Hull - UCAS

University of Hull

Degree level: Postgraduate

MA Music (Pathways: Musicology, Composition, Performance, Technology) (Taught)

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Course summary

Develop advanced skills in your specialist area of music and collaborate with like-minded musicians in word class facilities. The programme is designed to allow you to pursue your interests through ambitious projects while giving you robust training in the skills and techniques you need, as well as the concepts that are at the forefront of how we think about and make music today. The MMus programme allows specialisation and mixing of interests in a wide variety of areas, including performance (classical, popular music, jazz), composition (acoustic, electronic), music production, music education, film music, game audio, historical and critical musicology, jazz studies, global music, popular music studies, music psychology, theory and analysis. The programme of study culminates in a large-scale project which will represent your best work to date. With time, space and support, you will build your portfolio through a series of smaller projects where you can try out new ideas, experiment with new ways of working and forge new connections for the future. You will be introduced to different ways of thinking about music and understand its significance to help you situate your own work as a rounded, knowledgeable expert.


Modules include: Concepts in Music 1 Specialist Study in Music 1 Concepts in Music 2 Specialist Study in Music 2 Major Project in Music

Assessment method

Based around the exceptional Middleton Hall concert hall and studio complex, you’ll have access to unrivalled rehearsal spaces, recording studios, performance venues and state-of-the-art music equipment. Thanks to the wide range of our staff expertise, you’ll be working with leading academics and practitioners in the field. And with connections to national and regional arts organisations including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC, Opera North, SSL, Freedom Festival and Absolutely Cultured, you’ll have access to opportunities that will take your career to the next stage. As part of the programme, you will have the option to undertake placements to help you gain real-world experience of your chosen area of specialism. And you can collaborate with students across the School of the Arts including drama, theatre, film/TV, digital design, and games.

How to apply

International applicants

If you require a Student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level. This course requires academic IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University. If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses. International applicants may need to pay a tuition fee deposit before the start of the course.

Entry requirements

You should normally have a minimum of a 2:1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in Music, Music Production or a music-related subject. Professional experience may also be considered as part of the application process. You should also submit a sample of work relevant to your intended area of specialism. For example: Performance: a video recording of a recent performance including two contrasting pieces up to 10 minutes duration in total. Composition: two recent pieces as scores and/or recordings with a total duration of around 10 minutes. Technology & production: two recent projects (e.g., studio production, sound design, installation work) totalling around 10 minutes. Musicology: a sample of written work, including one or two items totalling approximately 3,000 words. In your application, you can provide a link to your work hosted externally or you can upload files. In order to ensure our students have a rich learning and student experience, most of our programmes have a mix of domestic and international students. We reserve the right to close applications early to either group, if application volumes suggest that this blend cannot be achieved. In addition, existing undergraduate students at the University of Hull have a guaranteed ‘Fast Track’ route to any postgraduate programme, subject to meeting the entry criteria (excluding Social Work).

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5IELTS: 6.5 overall, 5.5 in each skill

Please click below for a list of the English language qualifications accepted by the University of Hull

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £10500 Whole course
England £10500 Whole course
Northern Ireland £10500 Whole course
Scotland £10500 Whole course
Wales £10500 Whole course
Channel Islands £10500 Whole course
EU £12000 Whole course
International £12000 Whole course

Additional fee information

All fees are subject to change
MA Music (Pathways: Musicology, Composition, Performance, Technology) at University of Hull - UCAS