University of West London

Course Introduction

This MMus composition aims to give you advanced knowledge of standard compositional techniques from the sixteenth to twenty-first centuries. In addition to regular lectures and tutorial discussions, you will have one-to-one contact time with professional composers from your chosen field. Our teaching rooms are equipped with ProTools HD systems, Audient mixing consoles and C24 control surfaces, and lectures involve frequent practical demonstrations and examples.

The course is underpinned by our Composer?s Workshop series, which features regular presentations by a wide range of internationally recognised composers and music specialists. These experts from across the music industry include: copyright specialists; agents; publishers; IT experts; composers and film composers; instrumentalists; film composers; critics; theatrical agents.

Once you graduate, you could go on to be a: sound editor; copyist; arranger; composer; sound designer; music director.

Start Date:

EXPECTED SEP-2019. EXPECTED SEP-2019.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Master of Music - MMus £7,800 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Music - MMus £7,800 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Music - MMus £13,000 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Music - MMus £3,900 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Music - MMus £3,900 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Music - MMus £6,500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need: an honours degree (2:2 or above) in music, music technology or a related subject; advanced musical knowledge; a portfolio of degree level or professional work; a written statement. This course offer a place based on relevant experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications are considered individually.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).