Master of Music in Performance

Master of Music in Performance

Course information

Course title Master of Music in Performance
Course code PMMUSPRFFTR3
Postnominal M.Mus(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 3 Semesters
Mode of attendance Full-time (by Research)
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Frederick Aquilina
Delivered by School of Performing Arts
This programme of study is also offered on a part-time basis. Please consult the Registrar’s website for more information pertaining to courses offered by the University.

This programme is designed for students seeking to specialise in any one of the areas on offer. Students will be required to follow study-units that are directly related to their chosen area of specialisation. Students shall also perform three public recitals and present programme notes in order to complete their specialisation. Students will also be expected to perform research tasks that are directly related to their area of specialisation. The ultimate aim for students enrolled in this course is to help them acquire expertise and experience in a field that will be essential to their professional careers.

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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 2020.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Annual Enrolment Fee: Eur 400

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 7,400
Yr 1: Eur 7,400 - Yr 2: NIL
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2020/1 and click here for entry points.

Last Updated: 30 September 2020

The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.