Music, Composition Diploma - Master Programme
Master's programme · 2 years · 120 credits
The Malmö Academy of Music is part of the Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts at Lund University and is an academy for prospective professional musicians, church musicians, composers, music teachers or researchers who want a solid education in their area of music. Here you can reach the highest possible level of artistic and personal expression, and use your specialism to actively contribute to a dynamic cultural life. Our shared passion for music and learning is at the core of our activities.
The Malmö Academy of Music offers advanced professional first and second cycle programmes for prospective singers, musicians, composers and church musicians for work in orchestras and ensembles and for the growing freelance market. Studies in one of the performance programmes at the Malmö Academy of Music will prepare you for future professional musicianship as a composer or/and arranger. During the period of study, you will develop the knowledge and skills you need in order to work at a high artistic level in a changing and dynamic cultural life in all its forms. We offer education with considerable opportunities to realise your own goals and in parallel build up a strong professional identity that will endure throughout your life as a composer. All our programmes are solid, high-quality professional programmes and the teaching is conducted by a professional and committed team of tutors with in-depth knowledge of the skills and abilities required for active musicianship.
Read more about the Performance Programmes in Music, Master’s Level: Composition Diploma here:
You can apply for this programme via www.universityadmissions.se during the period 2 December 2019–15 January 2020.
Admission to our programmes requires you to audition at the Malmö Academy of Music. It is important that you read all the information available on the Malmö Academy of Music website regarding the audition procedure and what is applicable for the specific programme to which you want to apply.
Read more about the audition here:
Programme Syllabus: Performance Programmes in Music, Master’s Level: Composition Diploma:
More information can be found at http://www.mhm.lu.se
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admissions [at] mhm [dot] lu [dot] se
Requirements and selection
Konstnärlig kandidatexamen i komposition eller motsvarande, samt godkänt antagningsprov
Based on auditions
English language requirements
Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under 'Entry requirements'). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.
Start Autumn Semester 2020
daytime Malmö, full time 100%
31 August 2020 - 5 June 2022
Closed for applications
How to apply
Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
Step 1: Apply online
- Check that you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in (refer to the section above on this webpage).
- Start your application – go to www.universityadmissions.se where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period.
- Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline.
Step 2: Submit documents
- Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at www.universityadmissions.se. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies.
- Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants).
- Prepare programme-specific documents if stated in the adjacent column on this webpage.
- Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline.
- Pay the application fee (if applicable – refer to the section below on this webpage) before the document deadline.
*Note that the process is different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus +).
*If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme. However, there may still be other documents you need to submit! See the link below.
*Svensk student? Läs instruktionerna om att söka till ett internationellt masterprogram på lu.se.
In addition to the documents mentioned under Step 2 that are submitted to University Admissions in Sweden, you must also submit samples of work via regular post directly to Malmö Academy of Music.
Find the specific instructions for the specialisation of your choice on the Malmö Academy of Music webpage, under 'Audition Information'.
After the application deadline, selected candidates will be invited to an audition/entrance examination, which usually takes place in March. These auditions are held at the Academy of Music in Malmö and participation is mandatory.
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Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 380 000
First payment: SEK 95 000
Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at www.universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.
Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions on the University Admissions website.
*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.
Scholarships & funding
Lund University Global Scholarship programme
The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.
Swedish Institute Scholarships
The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.
Country-specific scholarships and funding options
Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.
- Scholarships/funding for students from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia, Russia and Chile
- US student finance
- Canada student finance