University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool


With this programme you can extend your existing knowledge and skills with academic and/or professional training in Music and Musicology. The four distinct tracks to the programme are: Musicology; Composition; Performance; Music Technology.

Entry requirements

At least 2.1 Honours degree. A taught Master�s level qualification is an important precursor to research. All applicants for a research degree should send an outline of their proposed topic and a sample of their written academic work with their application. Applicants with an undergraduate degree in Music or other relevant subjects (including joint-Honours degrees with another subject) are encouraged to apply. All applicants will normally be interviewed. All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, qualifications accepted include GCSE English; A-level English; language; IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5) in each component); TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: listening and writing 21, reading 22, speaking 23.

Course modules

Core modules: Research skills; AV media; music pedagogy; research and practical skills; optional modules: applied music technology 1; research and practical skills; music pedagogy; historical and analytical studies 1; historical and analytical studies 2:post-wagnerian eroticism in fin-de-siecle music and culture; dissertation; composition 1; composition 2; portfolio of compositions; solo performance 1; solo performance 2; performance: long recital; solo performance 1; solo performance 2; applied music technology 1; portfolio of music technology projects. Musicology pathway: Historical and analytical studies i; historical and analytical studies ii; dissertation. Composition pathway: Composition i; composition ii; portfolio of compositions. Performance pathway: solo performance i; solo performance ii; performance: long recital. Option 4: Composing with live electronics; audio-visual composition; portfolio of electronic compositions.

Assessment methods

Depending on your pathway, your programme will culminate after preparatory coursework in a dissertation, a portfolio of compositions, a portfolio of music technology projects and installations, or a full length solo recital.

Sponsorship information

Various sources, including Arts and Humanities Research Board and University scholarships.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MMus Full-time £ 5,300 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MMus Full-time £ 12,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MMus Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Liverpool L3 5PS North West

Key information

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0151 794 5927