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Full time | Kingston Hill | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Music Teaching / Training Music Performance / Playing

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Why choose this course?

This Music Education MA course is designed to both broaden and refine the knowledge, teaching practices, and research skills of both current and prospective music educators. You will have the opportunity to study major issues in international music education research and practices, consider issues in the UK system of music education, engage with London community and school music settings, and undertake an independent research study project. You'll have access to our unique facilities. In partnership with world-famous record producer Tony Visconti, the British Library and Science Museum, the Visconti Studio comprises a 300m² octagonal live room stocked with rare and vintage recording equipment. As part of the broader musical community, you will be able to enhance your performance skills by participating in the University's ensembles, or by taking one of our optional modules.

What you will study

Your core studies will encompass key research and practice issues in music teaching and learning. Through devising, delivering and evaluating your music education research project, you will develop and enhance your skills as both a practitioner and researcher. Alongside this you can choose from a variety of option modules and develop new skills to exploit in your own teaching.

Teaching and assessment

This course includes two dedicated music education modules encompassing current issues, practices and research from a UK and international perspective. You will develop and implement a teaching and learning project within an educational setting and the Kingston community and undertake a substantial research project on a topic of your choice. You have the opportunity to develop and enhance your skills as a practitioner by devising, delivering and evaluating a music education project. Assessment is primarily through written and other assignments that will help you hone your presentation and analytical skills.

After you graduate

You will graduate prepared for a career in music education, and for progression to a management role. This course is also excellent preparation for further study, such as PhD programmes. Recent graduate destinations for this course include a wide range of educational settings in the UK and around the globe as well as in further teacher education programmes including PhD study and PGCE. The high level of research and transferable skills you acquire during your studies also makes careers in the wider commercial and business environments available to you.

Modules

The module is core for MA Music Education and is offered as an option for the MA Music and other MMus programmes. The module will consider the psychological processes that underpin musical understanding; interpersonal communication; the social construction of meaning and how such processes contribute to the educational philosophies of world cultures. There will be opportunities to investigate the philosophies and practices in music education in a variety of cultural and international contexts including the UK and those of the students themselves. The issues surrounding the teaching of musical will be explored and in particular the views and research associated with composing and how/why it is not explored in many different cultural contexts.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

8,560

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

17,200

Entry requirements

Students need a good honours degree in music from either the UK or abroad (this may be in a specialist field such as popular music, music education or music technology). Typical entry qualifications are an honours degree in music at 2.2 or above (2.1 preferred). We may ask applicants to submit an essay as evidence of strength in written work. Where an applicant can produce evidence of relevant experiential learning (e.g. work as a professional performer/composer or substantial experience as a music educator), it may be possible to consider a good honours degree in a subject other than music or advanced study in a conservatoire (which has not led to a degree) in lieu of a music degree.

University information

Located in South-West London, Kingston University offers a high-quality portfolio of taught postgraduate and research degree courses in a buzzing, student-friendly, riverside town. Students at Kingston are equipped with the skills they need to succeed in the modern workplace and are provided with a huge variety of learning opportunities, state-of-the-art resources and facilities and support services. Postgraduate study spans four academic...more