The course enables students to have the opportunity to investigate the UK system of music education, consider major issues in international music education research and undertake a comparative study of music education practices across different cultures. Students develop and implement a musical project within an educational environment and undertake a substantial research project on a topic of their own choice. Alongside this core of study, which encompasses key research issues in music as well as in music education, students can choose from a variety of option modules and develop new skills to exploit in their own teaching.
At least a 2.2 Honours degree in music (this may be in a specialist field such as popular music, music education or music technology); applicants may be asked to submit an essay as evidence of strength in written work; relevant experiential learning may be taken in lieu of a music degree; where English is not the applicants 1st language, they must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.
Modules include: Constructing music education in the UK; international music education: psychology, culture and philosophy; major project; researching music; contemporary sonic arts practice; sound design; techniques and technology for composing for film and television; the philosophy and psychology of musical performance; current debates in music education; jazz studies; live performance; special study; the psychology of music; the studio musician.
Assessment is through coursework; dissertation; presentations.
Arts and Humanities Research Board.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 4,800 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||£ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MA||Part-time||£ 2,400 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MA||Part-time||£ 6,250 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Kingston Hill||Kingston upon Thames||KT2 7LB||South East|
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