University of Hull

University of Hull

Music (Pathways: Musicology, Composition, Performance, Technology)

Become the musician you want to be with a flexible taught-Masters degree at Hull.

The MMus programme is sector-leading in allowing specialisation and mixing of interests in a wide variety of areas including performance, composition (acoustic, electroacoustic, sonic arts), conducting, music technology (recording, production, pedagogy), film music, aesthetics, philosophy, semiotics, historical and critical musicology, jazz studies, popular music studies, music psychology, theory and analysis.

This course is aimed at those who have a particular interest in pursuing their study of music to a higher level and equips students with a wide range of transferable skills. Obtaining the MMus opens up career possibilities in music and in many other fields where skills in critical enquiry and a demonstration of advanced aptitude are essential.

This programme provides you with a host of opportunities, such as internships, through our professional partnerships and a range of international visiting speakers including composers, performers, and academics to expose you to key individuals in the field.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a minimum 2:1 Honours First degree in Music, or equivalent. A relevant sample of work will be requested upon receipt of your application: for the Performance pathway, a video recording of a recent performance featuring two contrasting pieces; for the Composition pathway, a sample of compositions; and for the Musicology pathway, a sample of written work along with a short description (about 200 words) of your proposed research topic. All applicants will be required to attend an interview and/or an audition (performance) depending on the specialism.

Course modules

Modules include:;
Music Studies 1 and 2;
The central aim of these modules is to explore options within a range of musical manifestations and to demonstrate an understanding through reflective and critically engaged work.;

Technical Skills 1 and 2;
These modules focus on the technical and structural aspects of music, and equip you with the technical skills required to complement your specialist musical study.;

Contexts of Music;
Designed to introduce you to both the range of critical and theoretical approaches to music and how these have been framed in academic terms.;

Research Methods;
You'll look at the techniques for undertaking postgraduate music research, including the use of IT, principles of descriptive bibliography, the acquisition of bibliographical control, and the methods of source-critical research.

Assessment methods

You'll develop skills in your chosen specialism within one or more of the four broad areas of study - musicology, composition, performance and music technology - as well as acquiring a wide range of other transferable skills in critical reasoning and intellectual enquiry.;

Special Study - The Special Study is the culmination of the MMus programme in music, giving you the opportunity to engage in an extended project within your specialist area.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MMus Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MMus Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MMus Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MMus Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MMus Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MMus Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,200 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MMus Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,600 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MMus Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,600 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MMus Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MMus Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MMus Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hull Campus Hull HU6 7RX Yorkshire and the Humber

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
01482 466850