Music MMus - 2024/5

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MMus Music

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Music
PGCert Music

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PRB62001 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PRB62002 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

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

24/06/2024

Educational aims of the programme

  • The MMus programme aims to offer the necessary preparation for students wishing to undertake doctoral level study in practice-based areas.
  • The MMus programme aims to provide students with a high quality education in the creative, re-creative, technical, critical, vocational and academic areas of the subject. It 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 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.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Develop research methods and resources; and employ these to interpret ¿ and contribute to ¿ knowledge. K
Gain knowledge in diverse music practices and theories relevant to your discipline. K
Gain the cognitive skills needed to frame research questions, as well as critically assess, and reflect on musical research and practice. C
Produce stylistically original and technically professional compositions, performances and/or academic outputs. P
Develop skills in efficient time management, subject communication, digital technologies, collaboration, problem-solving, self-direction and resourcefulness. T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, 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.

Part-time

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)

N/A

Modules

Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Module Selection for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Please select 105 credits worth of modules from the available of options.

A maximum of TWO optional modules from FHEQ Level 6 (those with codes MUS3xxx) may be taken over the course of the two years of study.

Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Module Selection for Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Please select 60 credits worth of modules from the available of options.

A maximum of TWO optional modules from FHEQ Level 6 (those with codes MUS3xxx) may be taken over the course of the year.

Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Module Selection for Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Please select 45 credits worth of modules from the available of options.

A maximum of TWO optional modules from FHEQ Level 6 (those with codes MUS3xxx) may be taken over the course of the two years of study.

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
Study exchange (Level 5) Y
Dual degree N

Other information

The Department of Music and Media is committed to developing graduates with attributes encompassing employability, digital skills, global and culture awareness, sustainability as it relates to music and the wider arts and, finally, resourcefulness and resilience.
This programme provides opportunities to engage deeply with these in several ways including:

Digital technologies: which may include music production, studio techniques, digital notation, music analytical tools, digital research skills and word processing.

Research topics, compositional influences and performance repertoire should show an awareness of diverse cultural practice and cultures, avoiding a myopic perspective of musical practice.

An awareness of issues of sustainability is made evident by choice of output object, rehearsal and production object, and in the staging of performances.

The MMus programme is designed to promote a significant level of resourcefulness and resilience requiring an independence of practice, a set of skills and a portfolio of work for future research and practice.

These combined skills, breadth of knowledge and specialisms prepare the student for successful employment in a range of fields.

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

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 2024/5 academic year.