Music (Conducting) MMus - 2019/0

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey


FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MMus Music (Conducting)

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Music (Conducting)
PGCert Music (Conducting)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Part-time PRB62008 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code


QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)


Other internal and / or external reference points


Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Music and Media

Programme Leader

MERMIKIDES Milton (Music & Med)

Date of production/revision of spec


Educational aims of the programme

  • The MMus (Conducting) programme aims to provide students with a high quality education in the creative, re-creative, technical, critical, vocational and academic areas of the subject.
  • The MMus (Conducting) programme aims to provide students with the necessary skills, techniques and methodologies to work at an advanced level with a critical awareness of the discipline.
  • The MMus (Conducting) programme programme aims to reflect current developments within the theory and practice of music composition and, in so doing, to educate students so that they may work confidently and constructively within the musical culture of the present.
  • The MMus (Conducting) programme aims to offer the necessary preparation for students wishing to undertake doctoral level study in practice-based areas.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Research methods and resources and how these may be used to interpret knowledge. K
Interdisciplinarity within music and arts research. K
The broad range of approaches to the present day theory and practice of music to the level necessary for their original application. K
Frame research questions. C
Critically assess, respond to and operate in current areas of musical research and practice. C
Reflect critically on and contextualise personal practice. C
Rehearse and conduct a range of ensembles to the standard required of public performance P
Score reading skills P
Historical research skills - sources, editions, performance practices, etc. P
Communicate subject knowledge clearly. T
Self-direction and autonomy. T
Originality in problem solving. T
Work in and manage groups. T
Efficient time management. T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure


This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over two academic years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7*. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
*some programmes may contain up to 30 credits at FHEQ level 6.

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)



Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) Y Yes
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) Y
Study exchange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) Y Yes
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

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Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2019/0 academic year.