University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Vocal Music

The course is aimed at composers, performers and musicologists with a real interest and passion for choral music. Under the expert guidance of choral-specialists, students will be immersed in the technical, historical and cultural aspects of choral music and will be guided and helped in the finding of their own distinctive voice through the study of the great choral masters, past and present. Students will work closely with a professional choir in residence, learning valuable practical skills in choral-orchestration, conducting and choir training, and hear their compositions or editions performed in concert.

Entry requirements

Candidates must normally possess a degree in music at 2.2 Honours level or above, or an equivalent qualification or proven relevant experience in music. Even if you have been educated in the medium of English you must meet our English language requirements (certain countries may be exempted from this requirement).

Course modules

Core course: Project; music research skills; music research seminar series. Options: Words and music; vocalstration; voice and the machine; contemporary European opera; sacred music from Italy; Renaissance counterpoint.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by means of a project portfolio (either a portfolio of compositions; performance or dissertation or combination of all three, negotiated for both 30 and 60 credits) and the completion of a number of supporting options. The options will be assessed by means composition work, essay, oral presentation, and/or performance.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MMus Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MMus Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MMus Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MMus Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MMus Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MMus Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MMus Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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Postgraduate Admissions
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01224 273506