Ulster University

Ulster University


The programme is designed to appeal to musicians from a variety of backgrounds, particularly those with strengths in one of five main areas: Performance (classical, Irish traditional, jazz, rock or popular styles), or musicology (including the study of popular music and film music), or composition (including including the combination of acoustic and electronic sources, and mixed media), or technology (including electroacoustic composition and mixed media digital arts), or music in the community.

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the University's minimum entrance requirements and, in addition, hold a 2nd-Class Honours degree or better in music or another relevant discipline from a recognised institution; or an equivalent qualification; or be able to provide other evidence of ability and experience appropriate to the course. International applicants whose 1st language is not English must attain either of the following English competence standards: A written proposal outlining the intended area of individual study (i.e. the Specialism and, ideally, an idea of what the third-semester project might involve) should support the application; all applicants will be interviewed and/or auditioned. The University will consider applications on the basis of experiential learning for those who do not hold the normal entry qualifications. The onus is on the applicant to evidence that they have relevant experience equating to degree study at honours level.

Assessment methods

The performance of candidates shall be assessed by the Board of Examiners in accordance with the Regulations Governing Examinations in Programmes of Study. Candidates shall be assessed in the modules for which they have enrolled in each year of study. At the discretion of the Board of Examiners candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination. Within each module candidates shall be assessed by 100 per cent coursework.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MMus Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MMus Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Magee Campus Londonderry BT48 7JL Northern Ireland

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