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Qualification type

Mmus/MusM - Master of Music

Subject areas

Music Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Why choose this course?

The MMus in Music is aimed at graduates from Music or Popular Music courses and those already active - or starting to become active - in the professional realm.

This Masters’ level course offers a dual emphasis on Music Performance and Music Performance Studies, aiming to develop your knowledge and critical awareness of current trends and opportunities in the professional practice of music and musical performance. Areas of focus may include:

  • music performance
  • composition and songwriting
  • analysis and musicology
  • musical leadership, direction and conducting

The MMus in Music has a strong focus on practical performance-based work as well as equipping you with the analytical and writing skills that are relevant to the Music Industry and pedagogy.

You will be encouraged and be able to focus on issues of technique in the performance and interpretation of music from both practical and theoretical perspectives, enabling you to analyse and reflect on your preferred approach and cultural ‘take’. The application and development of your interests and skills will ultimately determine the precise nature of your degree and its usefulness to you as a practising musician, teacher, researcher, etc.

Different course options

Full time | Walsall Campus | 12 months | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



This module is the culmination of your postgraduate study and allows you to demonstrate the depth of your knowledge and understanding gained through your course. In this module you will be required to undertake an extended independent project negotiated with your nominated supervisor. You may produce a piece of empirical research or create a folio of compositions, give or conduct performance events or compile a folio of artisitic happenings.The submission of a critical commentary will anable you to explore, outline and explain your work. You wil be encouraged to explore innovative ways to respond to the module outcomes in ways that resonate with your particular interests and strengths. The module is delivered through individual tutorials and group seminars.

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

You will need a good degree in Music or Popular Music, with strengths in Music Performance and/or Music Performance Studies. All students will be interviewed/auditioned to assess their suitability and preparedness for the course.Candidates will be considered with a significant track record of professional experience in a relevant field, but without a BA (Hons) degree.

University information

The University of Wolverhampton prides itself on being a career-focused university, with extensive business links across a wide range of industries. It has a 98% employability rating for its postgraduate students and offers over 150 postgraduate qualifications. Located in the heart of England, Wolverhampton is within easy reach of the rest of the UK, less than 20 minutes to Birmingham with London, Manchester and Liverpool in easy reach on the...more

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