Music (Composition) - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MMus Music (Composition)

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Music (Composition)
PGCert Music (Composition)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PRB62004 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PRB62009 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

W380, W380

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 MJ Dr (Music & Med)

Date of production/revision of spec

22/09/2017

Educational aims of the programme

The MMus (Composition) 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 (Composition) 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 (Composition) programme aims to offer the necessary preparation for students wishing to undertake doctoral level study in practice-based areas.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
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
Produce stylistically original and technically professional compositions. 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

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

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 2017/8 academic year.