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Music at Southampton has a thriving postgraduate community. Whether you choose a taught or research-based programme, you will be supported by staff who are active practitioners and musicologists of international standing.

We offer a large number of studentships to support master's and doctoral level studies across the whole range of the discipline, including performance and composition as well as musicology. For details see our Money matters page. Candidates for postgraduate courses are also eligible to apply for Southampton's vocal, instrumental and accompanying vocal, instrumental and accompanying scholarships to help support their studies.

Master's degrees

We offer taught master's courses in composition, performance and musicology.    

Research degrees

We offer doctoral programmes in composition, performance and musicology, and a master's by research.    

Studying here

Superb facilities and a great location make studying music at the University of Southampton an attractive choice.    

Outstanding academics

Our academics are leaders in their discipline and span a range of research interests.

Our research

As an internationally recognised centre of excellence, we pride ourselves in offering facilities that allow students to explore all aspects of music

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