University of Bristol


There are five pathways in this flexible MA programme: + Composition + Medieval Music + Musicology + Performance + Russian Music. The units you take will vary according to your chosen pathway, but all include basic music training units, such as Research Skills for Musicians, specialised units specific to the pathway, and a large menu of optional units. These are followed by a major project: a musicological dissertation or edition for musicologists (including those on the Russian Music and Medieval Music pathways), a minor and a major recital for performers, or a portfolio of compositions for composers. The content of this MA programme relates closely to the research interests of the academic staff.

Course modules

There is one core unit, Research Skills for Musicians, which is common to all pathways and a number of other core and optional units depending which of the five pathways you are following. Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MA in Music. (

Sponsorship information

Funding and studentship opportunities are listed on the Faculty of Arts funding pages. (


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 16,200 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Clifton Campus BS8 1TH South West

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