University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Music (Musicology)

This programme is designed to accommodate a flexible approach that reflects staff research expertise, students' own specialisations and the increasingly polyglot nature of the discipline. Art and popular music are both catered for within the pathway, drawing on the expertise of staff across these areas. You will take two compulsory research training modules followed by a combination of compulsory specialism-related modules and optional modules. You may then choose to undertake a dissertation of either 60 or 90 credits. The programme provides ideal preparation for future research work at PhD level.

Course modules

Example module listing: research training for practitioners A; research training for practitioners B; composition A; composition B; composition folio; studio techniques; performance A; conducting A; orchestral management 1; creative practice A; rock track poetics; African American music; historical performance practice; compositional techniques; contemporary issues in the cultural industries; English music from Elgar to Britten; synthesis and music programming screen music studies; performance A; performance B; conducting B; orchestral management 2; digital music improvisation 2; Anglo Celtic song traditions; jazz studies 2; opera studies; baroque fugue in practice; applied music 2; musical theatre.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Music - MMus Full-time September 2018 - 12 Months
Master of Music - MMus Part-time September 2018 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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