University of the Highlands and Islands

University of the Highlands and Islands

Music

This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of either research in popular music or composition for film, TV and media. It provides creative approaches to musicology and composition, valuing intellectual curiosity and musical diversity. The course offers the option to specialise in either: MMus Music (Popular Musicology) or MMus Music (Composition for Film, TV and Media). Students gain the key skills and expertise to enable them to make an effective contribution to the creative industries.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or above (or equivalent). Candidates with an Honours degree below 2.1 (or equivalent) are encouraged to apply. Exceptionally, candidates without academic qualifications but with relevant experience may be considered on an individual basis.

Course modules

PgCert: (popular musicology) core module: contemporary musicology: issues and analysis. Option modules: popular music: gender and sexuality; popular music: power and politics. PgCert: (composition techniques for film, TV and media) core module: arranging, orchestration and film scoring. PgDip: (popular musicology) core modules: contemporary music journalism; research in context: external engagement. Option modules: highland voices - music and song film, TV and media musicology. PgDip (composition for film, TV and media) core module: composition in context: external engagement. Option modules: music business for film composers; film, TV, and media musicology; contemporary post production sound design.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MMus Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,080 per Module (International) 1 years
MMus Part-time September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MMus Part-time September 2016 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 1 years
MMus Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MMus Part-time September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 1 years
MMus Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MMus Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,720 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MMus Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MMus Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MMus Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MMus Part-time September 2016 GBP 520 per Module (EU) 1 years
MMus Part-time September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (England) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Perth College UHI Perth PH1 2NX Scotland

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