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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 of music performance with our master's degree at the University of Southampton. Whether you are a classical pianist, a jazz-and-pop musician, an opera singer, or a musical theatre performer, our programme gives you the opportunity to specialise in various elements of musical performance. You'll graduate with the knowledge and skills for a career in music or further study.

Our MMus Music Performance master's degree gives you the opportunity to specialise in various elements of the field. On this course, you'll study:

  • the technique, history and repertoire of your instrument or voice
  • principles and presentation skills of performance
  • key skills in music performance and research
  • key skills in performance teaching

Our academic staff and music teachers are internationally noted performers with active solo and ensemble careers, as well as established composers and musicologists. These world-leading experts can offer you intensive one-to-one tuition in performance and additional training to make you a stronger, better informed professional who will be heard in today's music world.

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

  • Performance
  • Musicology
  • 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.

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 is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

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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