University of West London

University of West London

Performance (work-based learning)

This course is designed to be taken by students working primarily as instrumentalists within the music industry; the course is structured to meet a professional performing musician�s needs; it furthers students' development of advanced, technically assured and artistically informed performance skills, together with more narrowly defined skills that relate to, and arise directly from, each area of specialist work.

Entry requirements

A recognised 1st degree in music or 1st or higher degree in other subjects with relevant musical experience to the required level (diploma level or director of music exams); necessary prior experience to meet the demands of the course; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or above, at a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components, TOEFL internet-based test 90 or above, Pearson PTE Academic 58 or above, or an equivalent secure English language test.

Course modules

Modules include: Instrumental studies or conducting; research methods; postgraduate dissertation or performance project. Optional modules: postgraduate orchestration and arranging; postgraduate chamber music project; postgraduate 2nd study conducting; postgraduate transcription; live event management.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MMus Work-based learning £ 6,950 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MMus Work-based learning £ 10,995 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MMus Work-based learning £ 3,500 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MMus Work-based learning £ 5,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ealing Campus Ealing W5 5RF South East

Key information

University of West London