University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham


The formal course of study (180 credits in total) comprises 4 30-credit modules plus a final 60-credit summer project; there are pathways in musicology, composition and performance, and electives in the Department's specialist areas (music on stage and screen; early music; music in contemporary culture); all students take a core module on essential research techniques, which provides training in an array of generic and subject-specific skills, an introduction to some key debates in the discipline, and a trip to the music collections at the British Library in London; in the summer term the focus is on writing a substantial dissertation, creating a composition portfolio, or preparing a professional performance recital.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.5 in any element) or TOEFL IBT:100 with no less than 21 in listening, 22 in reading, 23 in speaking and 21 in writing.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Board Scholarships; other sources of funding at partial 'bursary' level are explored in individual cases, according to circumstances.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,380 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 17,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries Team
Telephone number: 
0115 951 5559