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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

Expand your knowledge and understanding of music with a master’s degree at the University of Southampton. You’ll graduate with the knowledge and skills for a career in music or further research on a PhD.

Our MMus Musicology degree gives you the opportunity to specialise in various elements of musicology. On this course, you’ll study:

  • current trends in musicological method and critical practice
  • key research skills in musicology
  • methodologies of advanced musical analysis

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:

  • Musicology
  • Performance
  • Music Education
  • 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

    5th out of 85 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    173 80%

    12th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%

    21st

    16

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