Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University


A rigorously demanding course, the course offers an opportunity to develop your musicianship to a very high level in a range of subject areas. The School of Music and Performing Arts is a community of more than 600 students from foundation to doctorate level, dedicated to creating and recreating music, dance and drama; all contributing to the musical and performing arts life of the University, the city of Canterbury and the wider community in the south east of England. This vibrant community offers exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration as well as more specialised subject specific work.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (2.1 or higher) in music, or equivalent academic or professional experience. Applicants must be able to show that their background in their chosen independent study is sufficient for development at postgraduate level. The selection of entrants is normally based on audition or interview.

Course modules

Your choice of 1 of the following independent study areas: Performance; conducting; composition/creative audio; research. You'll also take these core modules, all of which are assessed through coursework: Research methods; contextual studies; criticism; analysis; and choose 2 of the following options: Aesthetics; music psychology and health; performance project; creative project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on public performance, portfolio of compositions, dissertation, coursework, presentation, lecture recital.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MMus Full-time £ 5,790 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MMus Part-time £ 2,895 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Canterbury Campus Canterbury CT1 1QU South East

Key information

Admissions Department (Postgraduate Admissions)
Telephone number: 
01227 782900