Musical Composition (MA)

University of Birmingham the United Kingdom

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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 4180 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 15570 per year

All study options

About Musical Composition at University of Birmingham

Music as a creative art form in the 21st century can combine both tradition and innovation, bringing together instruments (some new, some with centuries of history) and the latest in high technology. As a composer today all of these resources are available to you, and our research degrees in composition aim to foster your skills as you navigate this exciting new world. On this programme you can create works which use electroacoustics and computer technology, traditional (and not so traditional) instrumental and vocal composition, or which combine these aspects. Works for interactive systems, multimedia, and sound installations are also welcome, and you are encouraged to find your own individual path.

Both the PhD and MA by Research require you to attend a training programme as prescribed by the Department and both are assessed on the submission of a portfolio of compositions but these differ between the two programmes: MA by Research - the portfolio should have a total duration of between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on the nature and size of the forces used, to be agreed with the supervisor.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 4180 per yearInternational course feesGBP 15570 per year
  • The awardMAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 2090 per yearInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

Students will need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English and they can demonstrate their level of English with IELTS/TOEFL/PTE or alternative qualifications.

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