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What will I learn?

Why choose this course?

The MMus in Music is aimed at graduates from Music or Popular Music courses and those already active - or starting to become active - in the professional realm.

This Masters’ level course offers a dual emphasis on Music Performance and Music Performance Studies, aiming to develop your knowledge and critical awareness of current trends and opportunities in the professional practice of music and musical performance. Areas of focus may include:

  • music performance
  • composition and songwriting
  • analysis and musicology
  • musical leadership, direction and conducting

The MMus in Music has a strong focus on practical performance-based work as well as equipping you with the analytical and writing skills that are relevant to the Music Industry and pedagogy.

You will be encouraged and be able to focus on issues of technique in the performance and interpretation of music from both practical and theoretical perspectives, enabling you to analyse and reflect on your preferred approach and cultural ‘take’. The application and development of your interests and skills will ultimately determine the precise nature of your degree and its usefulness to you as a practising musician, teacher, researcher, etc.

Which department am I in?

School of Performing Arts

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£13,950.00 (US$ 19,200) per year
These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Walsall Campus

Wulfruna Street,

Wolverhampton,

WV1 1SB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Bachelor degrees from NARIC or government recognised institutions can normally be accepted for Master’s studies. A GPA of 3.0 is considered comparable to a UK 2:1. A GPA of 2.6 is considered comparable to a UK 2:2. A GPA of less than 2.6 is considered comparable to a UK 3 and would require the completion of a pre-Master’s course. English language requirements vary by course and department but the standard University requirement is 6.0 with 5.5 in every component in IELTS or the same scores in the University's own entry test, the Wolverhampton English Proficiency Examination (WEPE).

For international students

You will need a good degree (2:2 or above) in Music or Popular Music, with strengths in Music Performance and/or Music Performance Studies. All students will be interviewed/auditioned to assess their suitability and preparedness for the course.Candidates will be considered with a significant track record of professional experience in a relevant field, but without a BA (Hons) degree. To do this, non-standard applicants in this category will be interviewed, and may be asked to produce a piece of written work as a means of assessing their suitability. Applicants from overseas should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (normally IELTS 6.0 or equivalent).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Wolverhampton

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