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Key information

Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Music Composition

Course type


Course Summary

Develop your interests in composition with original research.

Research overview

We offer expert supervision, superb facilities and a lively and the sort of engaging research culture you would expect in a Russell Group university.

There are many opportunities for you to have your compositions played and recorded by ensembles and orchestras, and perform yourself, both within the University and the wider city.

Research areas

We have particular strengths organised into four core areas:

  • Music, space and place
  • Music-text-image
  • Musical creativity and community
  • Music, politics and identity

Different course options

Full time | University Park Campus | 2 years | OCT-20

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have a Masters degree in a relevant subject or equivalent research experience. Applicants with degrees in subjects other than music must demonstrate a suitable level of aptitude. Three scores with recordings, if available. At least one work must be for large ensemble.