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Composition (Concert Music) MMus

Key information

Qualification type

Mmus/MusM - Master of Music

Subject areas

Music Composition

Course type


Course Summary

This MMus composition aims to give you advanced knowledge of standard compositional techniques from the sixteenth to twenty-first centuries. In addition to regular lectures and tutorial discussions, you will have one-to-one contact time with professional composers from your chosen field. Our teaching rooms are equipped with ProTools HD systems, Audient mixing consoles and C24 control surfaces, and lectures involve frequent practical demonstrations and examples.

The course is underpinned by our Composer’s Workshop series, which features regular presentations by a wide range of internationally recognised composers and music specialists. These experts from across the music industry include: copyright specialists; agents; publishers; IT experts; composers and film composers; instrumentalists; film composers; critics; theatrical agents.

Once you graduate, you could go on to be a: sound editor; copyist; arranger; composer; sound designer; music director.

Different course options

Full time | University of West London | 1 year | JAN-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Practical Composition 2 - Core
Practical Composition 1 - Core
Music Score Production - Core
Audio and MIDI Production for the Screen Composer - Core
Research Methods - Core
Project/Dissertation - Core

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Students need: an honours degree (2:2 or above) in music, music technology or a related subject; advanced musical knowledge; a portfolio of degree level or professional work; a written statement. This course offer a place based on relevant experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications are considered individually.

University information

The University of West London (UWL) is based in the heart of one of the UK’s most successful business regions, with a number of global organisations such a GlaxoSmithKline and Sky based locally. The University offers postgraduate courses in subjects ranging from nursing to music. Known as the ‘career university’, there is an impressive graduate employment rate, with courses specifically designed to enable students to secure work after...more

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