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Qualification type

Mmus/MusM - Master of Music

Subject areas

Music Performance / Playing Music Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This course is enhanced by professional mentors who give individual guidance to students, and informed by an annual steering group of experienced industry professionals actively involved in areas such as music journalism, artist management, and public arts funding. Promoting the development of independent thought and original practice, the curriculum emphasises an appreciation of the social impact of music making, both at local and global levels. Postgraduate study at Leeds College of Music offers you the opportunity to collaborate with leading composers, performers and producers as you develop your skills as a professional-level musician. As part of an international and eclectic community, you will engage in one-to-one tutorials with a specialist tutor, and take part in lectures, workshops and seminars designed to help you explore methodologies for producing high quality material, and increase your critical awareness of how your work is received.

Careers: With a deep understanding of the creative and industrial contexts within which your practice exists, as an alumnus you will be prepared for a career as a musician. Our postgraduate students have received commissions, performed at regional and international festivals including South by South West, The Reeperbahn Festival, Glastonbury and Live at Leeds, progressed to teaching positions, and created public installations.

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Full time


1 year

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This module will facilitate learning addressing and exploring relevant critical and philosophical debate through 1:1 tutorials, group research seminars and directed independent study. The module allows postgraduate musicians to meet, discuss and evaluate ideas related to musicianship in the contemporary music world.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a good honours degree (in any subject, normally 2.1 or above) or the equivalent professional experience as evaluated by APEL. Candidates must also demonstrate appropriate proficiency in their chosen discipline, or disciplines (performance, composition, production or a combination), which will be assessed through an interview/audition.

University information

Leeds College of Music (LCoM) is set in the Cultural Quarter of the UK’s fourth biggest city. It’s a popular choice with students thanks to the four other universities nearby. There’s never a dull moment in this thriving northern powerhouse which boasts a strong music scene: there’s over 200 venues to experience. As the UK’s largest conservatoire (college for the study of music or performing arts), LCoM offers a broad range of music degrees...more

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