36 months
13500 EUR/year
3415 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Studying Music at Maynooth University offers unparalleled choice and expertise. Our programmes are designed to ensure a broad and firm grounding in practical, compositional and academic work, with expanded opportunities to specialise in areas that really interest you the most in your final year.

Visit the official programme website for more information


By taking the Music at Maynooth University you develop:

  • performance skills through individual tuition and take an active part in one of the Department’s vocal or instrumental ensembles.
  • creative potential through studies of electroacoustic composition, Irish traditional music, ethnomusicology, jazz and popular music, music therapy, the classical repertoire.
  • critical and analytical skills through modules in analysis, musicology, and music history.


  • Music teacher, choral director, church organist/director of music, music librarian, orchestral/session musician, composer/arranger;
  • Arts administration, multimedia, music industry, music journalism, music publicity and recording, radio production and presentation;
  • Management consultancy and information technology.
  • Postgraduate courses which may be offered by the Department include:
  • MA in Composition, MA in Creative Music Technologies, MA in Musicology, MA in Irish Traditional Music

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Creativity and Technique
  • Music Studies 
  • Music Traditions and Repertoires
  • Advanced Harmony & Harmonic Analysis
  • Analytical Methods 
  • Composition
  • Electronic Music Composition
  • Ensemble Performance 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The minimum standard in order to be eligible for consideration for admission is specified for Level 8 in each country section (see EU & EFTA Qualifications link above). In all cases proof of English proficiency is required. In addition there are specific subject requirements for most courses 
  • Only subjects which are normally recognised for purposes of admission to Irish Higher Education Institutions will be considered. In general, vocational subjects will not be considered for Level 8 courses.
  • All BMus students take individual tuition in their instrument or voice with an approved performance tutor. In the final year you have the chance to specialise in performance, composition or musicology. Group piano tuition is an option open to all levels from absolute beginner to advanced. Where possible, the Department of Music arranges instrumental/vocal tuition on campus.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3415 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3415 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Maynooth

650 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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