The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of:
(a) a Bachelor degree in Music Studies or in the areas of specialization indicated in bye-law 3 of the bye-laws for the course, from this University, obtained with at least Second Class Honours or
(b) a Bachelor degree in Music Studies from this University with at least Category II or
(c) a qualification deemed by Senate, on the recommendation of the Board, to be comparable to the qualifications listed in paragraphs (a) and (b).
The admission of applicants under paragraphs (b) and, if necessary, (c) may be made conditional on the results of an audition/interview conducted for the purpose, or the submission of essays/musical compositions.
Interviews, when necessary, shall be conducted by a board composed of at least three members appointed for the purpose.
Applicants may submit their application form, together with a comprehensive research proposal that includes the compositional tools and techniques in the case of the Degree by composition, and the analytical tools and performance practices in the case of the Degree by performance, at any time of the year.
Preparatory and Supplementary Programmes
Applicants admitted under paragraph (a) who wish to focus on an area of specialization different from that followed in the Bachelor (Honours) degree, but do not possess either the skills or the knowledge to take up postgraduate studies in that area, shall be required to follow a Preparatory Programme, comprising not less than 30 ECTS credits as directed by the Board, and to obtain an overall average mark of 55% or better, prior to their registration as regular students in the Course.
Applicants admitted under paragraphs (b) and, if necessary, (c) may be required to complete a preparatory programme, comprising not less than 30 ECTS credits as directed by the Board, and to obtain an overall average mark of 55% or better, prior to their registration as regular students in the Course.
In cases where applicants lack essential knowledge in particular areas not covered in their first degree, the Board may require students admitted to the Course to follow and pass supplementary study-unit/s in the particular area to which a maximum of 12 ECTS credits are assigned, in addition to the programme of study specified in bye-law 8 of the bye-laws for the course.
The Board may grant students full or partial exemption from the requirement of the Preparatory Programme if it is satisfied, following an interview, that the student has reached the required standard for direct entry to the Course.
The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2018.
For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here