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Music (Performance, Composition, Musicology, Music Education) MMus

Music (Performance, Composition, Musicology, Music Education) MMus

Key information
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Qualification type

Mmus/MusM - Master of Music

Subject areas

Musicology Music Composition Music Performance / Playing Music Teaching / Training

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Do you want to know how great film scores were composed? Are you interested in the ideas behind musical performances? Are you be able to inspire your students through your own experience of performance? Expand your knowledge of the components and aspects of music with the MMus Music (Performance, Composition, Musicology and Music Education) at the University of Southampton and enhance your musical talents. This flexible MMus programme will teach you the elements of musical performance, the latest strategies in Music Education, as well as the different genres of music. Gaining this experience across a variety of modules and thanks to the expertise of our dynamic staff will prepare you for a successful career in the music industry.

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 MMus Music (Performance, Composition, Music Education 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.

We offer a broad-based MMus programme with four pathways: musicology, performance, music education and composition. All four pathways can be used as professional training for themselves, or as preparation for PhD study. Students in our MMus programme 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.

The MMus programme in music provides a flexible course of study. Its goal is a professional research project, recital, composition or education portfolio. 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 and/or freelance 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.

Career:

A masters degree will enable you to further develop the key skills employers seek such as: time management; problem solving; team work; deadline and project management; cultural awareness; working independently; using your initiative; relationship-building; critical thinking and research analysis. Above all, you will learn to communicate your ideas and enthusiasm to a wide range of audiences.

Different course options

Full time | Highfield Campus | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

This module comes under Semester One in Composition Pathway. The Composition Portfolio is the principal component of the MMus in Composition and represents a year's concentrated work. You will work both individually and in tutorials throughout both semesters to develop and refine your compositional practice. You will be encouraged to increasingly focus on a specific compositional area, which may be defined by a combination of musical idiom, medium, aesthetic issues and technical concerns.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,812

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements: First or upper second class honours degree, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in Music or a cognate discipline.

University information

The University of Southampton has a long history of tradition, prestige and success, having just celebrated 100 years of its Highfield Campus. A founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, the University is ranked in the Top 20 UK universities in the Complete University Guide, 2020 and is also a three-times winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize. The University is spread across five campuses in Southampton,...more

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