Kingston University

Kingston University

Music Education

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Course modules

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 methods

Assessment is through coursework; dissertation; presentations.

Sponsorship information

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 details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Kingston Hill Kingston upon Thames KT2 7LB South East

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