About the course
Become the musician you want to be with a flexible taught-Masters degree at Hull.
The MMus programme is sector-leading, allowing unequaled specialisation and mixing of interests in a wide variety of areas including performance, composition (acoustic, electroacoustic, sonic arts), conducting, music technology, recording, production, pedagogy, film music, aesthetics, philosophy, semiotics, historical and critical musicology, jazz studies, popular music studies, music psychology, theory and analysis.
This course is aimed at those who have a particular interest in pursuing their study of music to a higher level and equips students with a wide range of transferable skills. Obtaining the MMus opens up career possibilities in music and in many other fields where skills in critical enquiry and a demonstration of advanced aptitude are essential.
This programme provides you with a host of opportunities, such as internships, through our professional partnerships and a range of international visiting speakers including composers, performers, and academics to expose you to key individuals in the field.
What you'll study
You’ll develop skills in your chosen specialism within one or more of the four broad areas of study - musicology, composition, performance and music technology - as well as acquiring a wide range of other transferable skills in critical reasoning and intellectual enquiry.
All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.
Music Studies 1 and 2
The central aim of these modules is to explore options within a range of musical manifestations and to demonstrate an understanding through reflective and critically engaged work.
Technical Skills 1
This module covers technical approaches to music in your chosen specialist area and provides you with the skills to complement it. The focus is on methodological, technical and critical components. Where appropriate, it incorporates industry-specific aspects.
Technical Skills 2
This module covers technical approaches to your chosen specialist area, providing you with the skills required to complement it. We focus on methodological, technical and critical components. We incorporate industry-specific elements where appropriate.
Contexts of Music
This module introduces a range of critical and theoretical approaches to music and explains how these approaches are framed in academic terms. It's accompanied by a string of distinguished visiting speakers in the Newland Lecture Series.
Research Methods (Music)
This module introduces the core skills for music research at postgraduate level. Preparing you for original projects across the MMus programme, it emphasises academic rigour and examines how to consult and reference source material.
This module allows you to embark on a large project of your own choice, under supervision. It could follow on from work you did in the Music Studies and Technical Skills modules. Or it could be a large and distinct piece of work, separate from earlier projects.