Music (Conducting) - 2017/8
University of Surrey
University of Surrey
FHEQ Levels 6 and 7
Final award and programme/pathway title
MMus Music (Conducting)
Modes of study
|Route code||Credits and ECTS Credits|
|Part-time||PRB62008||180 credits and 90 ECTS credits|
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
MERMIKIDES MJ Dr (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
|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|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
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)
Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7
Optional modules for Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7
Students select ONE optional module
Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7
Optional modules for Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7
THREE optional modules in Year 2
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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 2017/8 academic year.