Taught masters courses lead to two different degrees - the MMus and the MRes.
Our masters students benefit from intensive one-to-one instruction from prominent composers, performers and music academics
The MMus features three pathways - musicology, performance or composition - leading towards a final project (dissertation, recital or portfolio). Modules may be combined across the pathways to design a course that fits your needs. The MRes is more sharply focused on developing your skills as a researcher and writer, requiring a more substantial dissertation than the MMus.
For performers or musicologists wanting to study music from before 1800 in a broad cultural context, we offer an two interdisciplinary MAs through our humanities research centres: the MA in Medieval and Renaissance Culture, through the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Culture, and the MA in 18th-Century Studies, through the Southampton Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies. These programmes offer valuable opportunities for students to study music alongside the literature, material culture, buildings and landscape, intellectual history, and politics of the period.