University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Musical Instrument Research

This programme develops skills in the critical study of musical instruments, and familiarises students with the examination of historic instruments, and with the evaluation of documentary information sources and iconography. Students who study the course learn the history and relevant literature of the most important instruments of Western art music; they are able to examine historic instruments, carry out research and draw conclusions about their operation.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or its equivalent, in music; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MMus Full-time £ 8,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MMus Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MMus Part-time £ 8,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MMus Part-time £ 4,050 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edinburgh College of Art Edinburgh EH3 9DF Scotland

Key information

ECA Graduate School
Telephone number: 
0131 650 4086