Music, Composition Diploma - Master Programme
The Master's Programme in Music, Composition Diploma, aims to educate composers possessing superior artistic and professional abilities, by means of specialised instruction that focuses on highly exacting and qualified assignments. On completion of the programme, the student must demonstrate major proficiency and skills as well as an ability to compose music at an advanced artistic level. Furthermore, the student must possess an extensive understanding and knowledge of composition for instrumental ensembles of varying configurations. He/she must also be prepared to contend with the various aspects demanded in the course of working as a professional composer/musician and have developed the ability for independent study. In addition, on completion of the programme, the student must have obtained advanced entrepreneurial skills that increases his/her professional versatility in an ever-changing cultural life.
Please note that you have to complete the required admission tests at Malmö Academy of Music to apply for this programme and that you submit your work samples in time according to the instructions. It is very important that you read the information carefully about the tests/auditions and the details about the specific programme that you are applying for on the web site for Malmö Academy of Music. Invitations to the admission tests at the Malmö Academy of Music will be sent out via email after the last day of application.
Information about the admission tests: http://www.mhm.lu.se/en/education/admissions/performance-programmes
More information can be found at http://www.mhm.lu.se
admissions [at] mhm [dot] lu [dot] se
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 2018
daytime Malmö, full time 100%
September 3, 2018 - June 5, 2020
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 you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in
- 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 on this page
- Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline
- Pay the application fee (if applicable) before the document deadline
*Note that the process if 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.
*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.
*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.
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 and UK student finance