University of West London

University of West London


This course extends the rich and eclectic musical experience our students enjoy at undergraduate and Master's level, to doctoral level, and enhances the London College of Music�s growing postgraduate community; the DMus also maximises our research strengths in composition, performance and music technology; the DMus is a practice-led doctorate, and an alternative to the traditional PhD for experienced practitioners who wish to show an outstanding and innovative contribution a specific area of expertise.

Entry requirements

A Master's degree in Composition with Merit or Distinction; or at least 5 years' of appropriate professional experience as a composer, and a degree in Music (including composition) with 1st Class Honours; candidates who, at interview, demonstrate an exceptionally high level of musicianship and autonomy may be considered for direct entry (in such circumstances, the work will already exhibit impeccable craftsmanship and a thoroughly convincing sense of originality; the application proposal will demonstrate an impressively clear artistic and scholarly purpose); candidates who transfer from another institution with advanced standing may also be considered for direct entry; equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
DMus Full-time £ 3,980 per Academic year (home fees) 33 months
DMus Full-time £ 10,995 per Academic year (overseas fees) 33 months
DMus Part-time day £ 1,990 per Academic year (home fees) 45 months
DMus Part-time day £ 5,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 45 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ealing Campus Ealing W5 5RF South East

Key information

University of West London