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School of Performing Arts

Music

Mmus Full-time 12 months, Part-time 2 years

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.

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.

  • Institute Code W75
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award Mmus
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (12 months), Part-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location Walsall Campus
  • School School of Performing Arts

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

For further information, please contact Dr. Mat Dalgleish

    

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What happens on the course?

You will study a range of modules including Performing Music, Professional Practice and Shaping Music in Performance, combined with elements of Research Methods and Independent Study. 

You will demonstrate self-direction and autonomy in defining your relationship to the broad field of performance while continuing to advance your understanding and skills. These will inform your final Project that will act as a summation of all that you will have achieved.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

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.

The University of Wolverhampton continues to develop state of the art facilities to greatly enhance your learning experience. The Performance Hub, opened in 2011, has a diverse range of fully equipped music teaching, performance and practice rooms (accommodating single person to large band / ensemble), two high-end professional recording studios, and two bespoke technology suites boasting sixty Apple iMacs running industry standard software including Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Max, Pure Data and SuperCollider.
 
Our two recording studios offer the perfect blend of digital and analogue technologies giving students the opportunity to combine classic analogue recording technique with the flexibility and reliability digital technology provides. As well as a dedicated live room each for recording, for increased flexibility and choice of room acoustic, any of the music rehearsal rooms surrounding each studio can also be patched into the studio's control room.
 
The member of academic staff who leads this course is Dr Mat Dalgleish

At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:

1.         Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of a variety of topical viewpoints in music performance, pedagogy and musicology, taking an independent and holistic perspective.

2.         Develop analytical, critical, evaluative and creative skills appropriate to performing musicians, music teachers or academics, through a selection of appropriate methodologies and technologies.

3.         Apply techniques of critical discourse relating musical text to sounding performance through a systematic understanding of historical, compositional, sociological, musicological, philosophical and literary theories.

4.         Explore, develop and refine problem-solving techniques for music performance, from the technical to the expressive, in a wide range of performance environments and situations.

5.         Analyse features of style in performance and synthesise and critically evaluate information from a variety of sources to arrive at valid concepts of authenticity and artifice.

6.         Exercise personal autonomy in learning and performance situations through effective self-management, working in both individual and team scenarios.

 

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £6400 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3200 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £13350 per year 2020-21

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.

 

You will need a good degree 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)

 

 

Postgraduate Loan (UK or EU national):

You may be able to get a postgraduate student loan from Student Finance England of up to £11,222 to help pay for a Master’s degree. Applications are made through Student Finance England and more information on the regulations and eligibility criteria can be found at gov.uk or here

* Any RPL will invalidate your eligibility as you must study a minimum of 180 credits

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website.


Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


Self-funded:

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.


Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.


You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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