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  • Qualification

    Mmus/MusM - Master of Music

  • Location

    Clifton Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 24-JAN-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Programme overview

The Department of Music is a centre of research excellence in both composition and musicology.

In composition, there is no particular house style, but we are well known for a number of areas, including:

acoustic music, ranging from solo to symphonic scale;
electro-acoustic, including acousmatic composition;
composition exploring the interface of Western and non-Western traditions.

The department also provides access to a wide network of opportunities for professional and amateur performance.

In musicology, research strengths include not only the Western art music tradition, but also screen media, non-Western and popular music. We have particular depth of expertise in the early Middle Ages (especially Spain), and in the 19th and 20th centuries (including the music of France, Britain, Germany and Soviet Russia). We also have expertise in Anglophone vernacular traditions, including jazz and hip hop; in opera, film, music and the history and philosophy of technology, music and migration; and cultural and reception history more generally.

Several musicology students are co-supervised between the Department of Music and a related department, such as Russian, French, English or History.

This research degree is also available via distance learning.

Careers

A significant number of graduates from this programme develop careers in higher education or work on high-level research projects in the field of music; some graduates take up careers as composers and musicians.

Application deadline

02 December 2020, 02 August 2021, 01 December 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,900per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Bristol

  • University League Table

    14th

  • Campus address

    University of Bristol, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TH, England

Bristol is one of the UK’s leading research universities, with a curriculum informed by the latest research and degrees taught by expert academics.
Around a quarter of Bristol students are international, with students from over 150 countries helping to create a friendly and diverse community.
The Careers Service offers advice, events and resources for international students during their studies and for up to three years after graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 85

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    172 79%

    13th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    35th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.34 87%

    10th

    19

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