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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Music Performance / Playing

Course type


Course Summary

You’ll receive one-to-one instrumental or vocal tuition from our team of experienced tutors as part of a series of performance modules. The course culminates with a final project, where you’ll prepare a performance, normally a high-profile public recital. Alongside your solo work, you’ll develop your research, collaborative, ensemble, and publicity skills.


This course gives you, as an instrumental/vocal performer, the skills and opportunities to develop your individual and ensemble skills to a high level. You’ll undertake four modules over two trimesters and a double module in your third trimester (final recital).

How will I be taught?

Modules are usually taught through one-to-one lessons, seminars and practical workshops. These are supported by individual tutorials and online activity within the Virtual Learning Environment.


Previous graduate destinations include:

  • Doctoral studies at Durham University
  • Freelance repetiteur and keyboard/continuo specialist
  • Choir Director and Piano/Vocal Tutor
  • Marines Conductor
  • Opera Studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama
  • Freelance classical and early music singer.


Research Methodologies and Context (30 Credits) - Core
Major Project (60 Credits) - Core
Performance 2 (30 Credits) - Core
Performance 1 (30 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

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International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

We offer places based on your quality, commitment, and ability to benefit from the course. Usually, but not invariably, you’ll have a first degree. We invite individuals with a range of academic disciplines to apply. There are a number of open days and events each year that enable you to meet staff and view the facilities. There are no formal interviews; places are based on the submissions of the relevant forms and recordings.