University of West London

University of West London

Composition (Concert Music)

The programme of Composer's Workshops serves to underpin both the undergraduate B.Mus and the postgraduate MMus programmes and to offer a further framework for social and professional networking. The series consists of presentations given by a wide range of internationally recognised composers and music specialists from across the music industry, including copyright specialists, agents, publishers, IT experts and composers who sun their own performing ensembles or media companies, as well as instrumentalists, film composers, critics, theatrical agents.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have the following: 1st or 2nd class Honours degree in Music, Music Technology or a related subject, or substantial industry or prior experience in the field. This course requires advanced musical knowledge. Candidates will be required to provide a portfolio of degree level / professional work and a written statement. International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above, and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening). Pearson PTE Academic at score 58 or above, or an equivalent secure English language test. In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications.

Course modules

Modules include: Practical composition 1; practical composition 2; orchestration and arranging; conducting; stylistic composition (pre-1900); stylistic composition (post 1900); multitrack recording and mixing for surround; film and tv score production; advanced non-linear recording; combining sounds.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MMus Full-time £ 6,950 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MMus Full-time £ 10,995 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MMus Part-time £ 3,500 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MMus Part-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

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Key information

University of West London
Telephone number: 
0800 036 8888