Music at University of Salford - UCAS

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Course summary

From exciting collaborations with your fellow students to learning from professional musicians, this Music MA course is about much more than studying and playing music. It’s about expanding your horizons, working together and immersing yourself in the training you need to establish a successful career in the music industry. Do you have a clear idea about where you want to take your musical career? We offer three specialist pathways focusing on composition, performance, or interactive music and advanced studio production. If more than one of these options appeals to you, the part time mode of studies offers options to combine modules from different pathways to create the postgraduate music course that best suits your future aspirations. And what better place to study your music master’s degree? Our New Adelphi Campus in Salford houses state-of-the-art facilities, including six recording studios, well-appointed rehearsal facilities and our 350-seater public theatre. And with easy access to Manchester, you’ll be able to experience the city’s exciting musical heritage. Why not sign up to our Open Day to learn more about studying your Music MA at Salford. You will:

  • Learn from professional musicians while gaining hands-on experience in performing
  • Study a breadth of musical genres, including rock, pop, classical, jazz, and electronic
  • Have the opportunity to compete for a variety of prizes, such as the Kirklees Composition Competition
  • Develop a portfolio of work that evidences your skills for employers or further study


Composition, Performance and the Musical Text (Plenary), Composition Techniques (C), Individual Performance (P), Advanced Studio Composition and Production Techniques (IMASP), Applied Composition Techniques (C), Group Interaction in Performance (P), Ethnomusicology Theories and Techniques, Community Music Theories and Techniques, and Negotiated Final Project. Please see our website to find out more about the modules we offer for this course.

Assessment method

Assessment is based on examination; coursework; portfolio. Please see our website for the assessment methods.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree preferably in Music or a related subject and/or evidence of industry/professional practice experience. Please see our website for the full entry requirements.

Fees and funding

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Music at University of Salford - UCAS