Masters | Postgraduate Course - Music (Performance) MMus Course Details within University of Surrey

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Music (Performance) MMus

Study Details

MMus 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Why choose this course

Our MMus Music (Performance) is distinctive in its range of musicological, compositional and performance-based elements. We offer performance tuition in a range of traditional and contemporary instruments, as well as conducting.

You’ll benefit from the diversity of our research strengths, our many ensemble performance opportunities and our expertise in a range of musical fields. These currently include contemporary music for the concert hall, popular music, film music, opera, acoustic, electronic and computer-generated music. 

Our Department of Music and graduates of this course are internationally recognised theorists and practitioners in a wide range of musical activity and specialist areas.

What you will study

The Performance pathway of our MMus in Music will develop your professional expertise on your instrument or with your voice.

You will be tutored and assessed on one instrument (or voice) by visiting professionals of national and international standing who will guide you in consolidating and developing your technique, repertoire, knowledge and interpretative insight.

Your two compulsory research training modules will be followed by a combination of specialism-related modules and optional modules.

Module details

Year 1 (full-time)

  • COMPOSITION A Optional
  • COMPOSITIONAL PROGRAMMING A Optional
  • CONDUCTING A Optional
  • CREATIVE PRACTICE A Optional
  • MUSIC PROJECT A Optional
  • PERFORMANCE A Compulsory
  • RESEARCH TRAINING FOR PRACTITIONERS A Compulsory
  • STUDIO TECHNIQUES Optional
  • TOPIC STUDY A Optional
  • ADVANCED PERFORMANCE Compulsory
  • COMPOSITION B Optional
  • COMPOSITIONAL PROGRAMMING B Optional
  • CONDUCTING B Optional
  • CREATIVE PRACTICE B Optional
  • DIGITAL IMPROVISATION 2 Optional
  • MODERNISM AND POSTMODERNISM Optional
  • MUSIC PROJECT B Optional
  • PERFORMANCE B Compulsory
  • RESEARCH TRAINING FOR PRACTITIONERS B Compulsory
  • SCREEN MUSIC STUDIES Optional
  • TOPIC STUDY B Optional

Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7
 
EITHER 4 x 15 credit options
OR 2 x 15 credit options and 1 x 30 credit option
(most 30 credit compulsory modules from other pathways can be taken as options in Semester 2)

Entry Requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification.