University of West London

Course Introduction

This course extends the rich and eclectic musical experience our students enjoy at undergraduate and Master's level to doctoral level, and enhances the London College of Music’s growing postgraduate community.

The DMus also maximises our research strengths in composition, performance and music technology; the DMus is a practice'led doctorate and an alternative to the traditional PhD for experienced practitioners who wish to show an outstanding and innovative contribution a specific area of expertise.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
DMus Other Fees
3 years
Part Time Day
DMus Other Fees

Qualifications required:

  • A Master's degree in composition with merit or distinction; or at least 5 years' of appropriate professional experience as a composer, and a degree in Music (including composition) with 1st Class Honours; candidates who, at interview, demonstrate an exceptionally high level of musicianship and autonomy may be considered for direct entry (in such circumstances, the work will already exhibit impeccable craftsmanship and a thoroughly convincing sense of originality; the application proposal will demonstrate an impressively clear artistic and scholarly purpose); candidates who transfer from another institution with advanced standing may also be considered for direct entry; equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.