Music at Edinburgh Napier University - UCAS

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Course summary

This innovative new MA in Music puts your interests at the heart of your experience. Building on the success of our undergraduate Music programmes, this exciting new MA Music aims to provide a supportive and encouraging environment in which to develop your practice. We have flipped the traditional structure of a Masters, where taught modules are followed by a final project or dissertation, by enabling you to work on and develop your major project from the outset. This programme is ideal for musicians, composers, producers and artists who want to develop their practice, and for scholars who wish to take an academic approach to their study. There is no requirement for undergraduate music study and we welcome practitioners and scholars from all disciplines. To ensure there is sufficient time to process your application, we encourage you to submit your application by 30th of June.


Five interrelated compulsory modules are specifically designed to allow students to achieve our programme aims which are to: Engage creatively with your chosen field(s), challenging yourself to explore and innovate within your chosen area(s) of practice; Develop and demonstrate your ability for critical and reflective thought and judgement; Develop understanding(s) of research/practical methodologies and the use and application of method(s); Explore/create a range of modes of artistic/scholarly communication; Interrogate and respond to the context(s) in which your practice is articulated.

Assessment method

Your assessments are mapped out across your programme and include formative activities to help develop your work. Assessments include a range of approaches such as essays, interactive poster/multimedia presentations, oral presentations and a PhD-style viva voce exam for the main project.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient professional work experience within the industry.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5If English is not your first language you should have an IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with no component below 6.0 (or an equivalent qualification).

Fees and funding

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Music at Edinburgh Napier University - UCAS