The Carlaw-Ogston Master of Music Scholarship is available for students undertaking a full-time 12 months Master of Music (MMus) postgraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen, beginning in the academic year 2020-21.


Applications are welcome from graduates with a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree in Music, or an equivalent qualification, who plan to undertake MMus studies within the Department of Music at the University of Aberdeen in any area of music, beginning in the academic year 2020-21. Preference will be given to students who have undertaken their undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen.

The scholarship is valued at £2,000 for the one year duration of the postgraduate degree. The scholarships will be dispersed in two equal parts, the first instalment of £1,000 at the start of the academic year and the second instalment of £1,000 at the start of the second half session. The award is received subject to satisfactory progress over the period and an annual review will take place.


Applicants of any fee status are eligible to apply for the scholarship.


The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of merit and musical talent in any area of music (i.e. composition or musicology).

Application Procedure

To apply, please submit a CV, at least one example of your recent work (i.e. composition or essay) and a covering letter with an outline of your intended postgraduate studies, to:

Mr Euan Crabb
(Carlaw-Ogston Master of Music Scholarship)
Department of Music
University of Aberdeen
MacRobert Building
King's College
AB24 5UA


31st August 2020

Further Info

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Phillip Cooke, Head of Music, tel: +44 (0) 1224 274599


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