University of Leeds

University of Leeds


This programme will allow you to expand your repertoire and hone your skills as a performer, while giving you the confidence to apply critical approaches to the study of music and its performance. You will work with our experienced and talented specialist teachers to develop your repertoire. You will learn to interpret music sensitively, injecting your own personality without neglecting the historical style of each work. Not only will you perform regularly throughout the year, but you will work towards your own recitals and work on your own solo or ensemble project.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree with a 2.1 (Honours) in music or a related subject. Relevant professional experience may be considered instead of formal musical qualifications, if you can demonstrate a good level of musical understanding or practical experience when you apply.

Course modules

Modules include: Professional studies; concerto/song cycle/extended work; instrumental or vocal recital. Optional modules: Instrumental or vocal recital; applied performance studies; individual project; short dissertation; composition studies; editing and archival studies; issues in critical musicology; aesthetic theory; computer music practice; computer music contexts; case studies in the applied psychology of music.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through your recitals, and you will also submit programme notes for each recital you complete. Other modules may also assess you on project work, bibliographical exercises, essays and presentations. Optional modules may use specialist tasks such as compositions or critical editions.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MMus Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MMus Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

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School of Music
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0113 343 2583