Applying for a music master's course without undergrad music degree

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I graduated from uni this year (did a BA in a humanities subject) and I would like to apply for a music -related master's degree. As soon as I finished my undergrad I was full of regret for not having studied music,and now I just really want to amend that. I'm looking for a course where I could primarily focus on composition and do some work with electronics, something quite theory/musicology-based.

I was in a band and recorded music for a solo project throughout my degree, but I never got any musical training beyond Grade 8 piano and GCSE music. So I have quite a large portfolio of recorded music,but not much else beyond that and the qualifications I mentioned.
Does anyone know which master's courses in the UK would potentially take on applicants who have not done an undergrad music course? Is there anything I could/should do before applying which could increase my chances of getting in (for example, should I consider taking Grade 8 theory)?

Any advice would be much appreciated!
Last edited by stargazerst; 5 months ago
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Hi I did a BA in English Lit and I'm going to study musicology for my masters this September. I've received several offers so far and I can tell you from my experience that it's entirely possible for a non-music undergraduate student to apply for a music/music-related programme successfully.

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