University of Manchester
This programme is intended for those pursuing both research and practical training in composition at postgraduate level, and it makes an excellent preparation for doctoral work; the programme of study is specifically tailored to meet students' current requirements; students are allocated a supervisor relevant to their compositional interests, from whom students receive regular individual supervision; there are a significant number of opportunities to have their pieces professionally workshopped, recorded and performed, particularly by Psappha, music's ensemble-in-association, and the University's quartet-in-residence, the Quatuor Danel; Vaganza - the student new music ensemble - and the student orchestra Sinfonietta also perform new music by student and professional composers to a very high standard; new state-of-the art facilities housed in 2 adjacent buildings cater for a wide range of compositional output ranging from concert hall to multimedia music.
A 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in music (or with music as a substantial component of the programme); overall IELTS score of 7.0 to include a writing score of 7.0, or 620 in the TOEFL written test or 260 in the computerised TOEFL (including 5 in TWE) or 103 in the internet-based TOEFL.
Modules include: Contemporary music studies; compositional etudes; composition project; portfolio of compositions; core study b; historical or contemporary performance; core study a; fixed media composition; advanced orchestration.
Assessment requires submission of compositions and coursework essays.
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) grants are competetive and provide payment of tuition fees and a maintenance stipend for UK students, and tuition fees (and a maintenance stipend, subject to eligibility criteria) for EU students; the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures also offers a limited number of fee bursaries on a competitive basis for Master's students; details are published in Feb/Mar each year.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MusM||Full-time||£ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MusM||Full-time||£ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Manchester||Manchester||M13 9PL||North West|
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