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  • Qualification

    Mmus/MusM - Master of Music

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    30-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Enhance your understanding of music education with a master's degree at the University of Southampton. You’ll graduate with the skills for a career in music teaching or further research on a PhD.

Our MMus Music Education degree gives you the opportunity to specialise in various elements of music education. On this course, you’ll study:

  • current trends in musicological method and critical practice
  • key research skills in music education
  • a range of instrumental teaching techniques, styles and methods
  • the technique, history and repertoire of your instrument or voice, and associated performance techniques

Our academic staff are internationally noted performers with active solo and ensemble careers, and established composers of contemporary art music, electronic music, media music (for example, in film, TV and videogames), and jazz. These world-leading experts can offer you intensive one-to-one tuition in music history, culture and performance.

We offer a broad-based MMus programme with 4 specialist pathways:

  • Music Education
  • Musicology
  • Performance
  • Composition

Careers

We recognise that music has increasingly become a 'portfolio career' and aim to provide our students with a platform for success in whatever area of music their aspirations lie.

A master’s degree will help you to develop the key skills that employers look for, such as:

  • time, deadline and project management
  • problem solving
  • teamwork, relationship-building and working independently
  • cultural awareness
  • critical thinking and research analysis

Above all, you will learn to communicate your ideas and enthusiasm to a wide range of audiences.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,850per 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 Southampton

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton welcomes students from over 130 countries, including more than 7,450 EU and international students.
There are a wide range of support programmes to help students prepare for learning in a British academic environment and meet English language requirements.
Every September there is a free welcome programme for international and EU students, designed to help students settle into life in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    143 72%

    16th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%

    15th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    50th

    34

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