University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Musical Composition

Music as a creative art form in the 21st century can combine both tradition and innovation, bringing together instruments (some new, some with centuries of history) and the latest in high technology. As a composer today all of these resources are available to you, and our research degrees in composition aim to foster your skills as you navigate this exciting new world. On this programme you can create works which use electroacoustics and computer technology, traditional (and not so traditional) instrumental and vocal composition, or which combine these aspects. Works for interactive systems, multimedia, and sound installations are also welcome, and you are encouraged to find your own individual path.

Assessment methods

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA (Res) Distance learning (full-time) GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time GBP 15,570 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA (Res) Distance learning (full-time) GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA (Res) Distance learning (full-time) GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA (Res) Distance learning (full-time) GBP 15,570 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA (Res) Distance learning (full-time) GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA (Res) Distance learning (full-time) GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA (Res) Distance learning (part-time) GBP 2,098 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time GBP 2,098 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA (Res) Distance learning (part-time) GBP 2,098 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time GBP 2,098 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA (Res) Distance learning (part-time) GBP 2,098 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time GBP 2,098 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA (Res) Distance learning (part-time) GBP 2,098 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time GBP 2,098 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA (Res) Distance learning (part-time) GBP 2,098 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time GBP 2,098 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Distance learning (full-time) GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Distance learning (full-time) GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time GBP 15,570 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Distance learning (full-time) GBP 15,570 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Distance learning (full-time) GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Distance learning (full-time) GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Distance learning (full-time) GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time GBP 2,098 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Distance learning (part-time) GBP 2,098 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Distance learning (part-time) GBP 2,098 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Distance learning (part-time) GBP 2,098 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Distance learning (part-time) GBP 2,098 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Distance learning (part-time) GBP 2,098 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time GBP 2,098 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time GBP 2,098 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time GBP 2,098 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time GBP 2,098 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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