This flexible, practice-based programme is for those musicians who wish to develop or refresh their professional practice for work in the creative industries, teaching, community-based education, and/or further study including PhD. You will be introduced to recent developments in your specialist field, and develop essential technical, research and communication skills.
You will choose one of three pathways (Performance, Composition and Creative Audio or Music and Communities) and will benefit from two specialism modules (Practice and Seminar) which place contextual, aesthetic, and theoretical study alongside the development of your practice.
Additional opportunities to enhance your chosen pathway include undertaking research and project work both inside or outside of the University and/or gaining specialist knowledge of the music industry via an understanding of legal, technological, and societal developments.
You will complete a Final Project in a topic related to your chosen specialism which may be a dissertation, a practical piece of outreach work, a portfolio of compositions, or a final recital.
For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.
To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.
These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.
If English language is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. Visit ulster.ac.uk/englishrequirements for more details on English language requirements.
For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.
You can apply directly to Ulster any time of year. We advise that you submit your application two weeks prior to your course start date to ensure sufficient time to review your application and, should you be made an offer, complete all necessary enrolment admin.
To start an application, you must create an Ulster University account. Do not worry. You don't need to complete your application in one go. We understand that this is a big decision. Our admissions team are on hand to help you with both the form and any documentation that you may need as part of your application.
Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).