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Mmus/MusM - Master of Music
Music Teaching / Training Music Studies
About this course
Enhance your understanding of music education with a master's degree at the University of Southampton. You’ll graduate with the skills for a career in music teaching or further research on a PhD.
Our MMus Music Education degree gives you the opportunity to specialise in various elements of music education. On this course, you’ll study:
Our academic staff are internationally noted performers with active solo and ensemble careers, and established composers of contemporary art music, electronic music, media music (for example, in film, TV and videogames), and jazz. These world-leading experts can offer you intensive one-to-one tuition in music history, culture and performance.
We offer a broad-based MMus programme with 4 specialist pathways:
On the Music Education pathway, you’ll work towards a final project in the form of either an extended essay or a portfolio of recorded lessons accompanied by a written commentary. We’ll work with you to create a portfolio of work that’s relevant to your career aspirations. On completion of the course, you’ll be ready to:
You can mix your music education modules with topics from other MMus pathways to develop a wider range of skills and personalise the course to your interests.
We recognise that music has increasingly become a 'portfolio career' and aim to provide our students with a platform for success in whatever area of music their aspirations lie.
A?master’s degree will help you to develop the key skills that employers look for, such as:
Above all, you will learn to communicate your ideas and enthusiasm to a wide range of audiences.
Assessment methods (Outcome qualification level)
On this course you'lll learn through a range of activities that may include tutor and student-led seminars, presentations, individual instrumental or vocal lessons, observation and reflection, study visits and independent study and practice.
You'll be able to demonstrate what you have learnt through a variety of assessment methods, such as lesson observations and reflection, group and individual presentations, essays and analyses and your final project.
You’ll be supported by a personal academic tutor for general support and have access to numerous facilities and equipment such as recording studios and specialist music software. Your contact hours will vary depending on your module choices.
For this course (per year)
This programme is now closed to all international applicants.
Students will need a 2:1 degree in music or a related subject.
The University of Southampton is an institution with a strong heritage, with more than 100 years of history and tradition supporting a modern educational model that focuses on student success. Southampton is one of the founding members of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group, a network of research-focused and prestigious universities. Today, the 2023 Complete University Guide league table places Southampton among the top 13 institutions...more