Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Degree level: Postgraduate
UCAS Conservatoires

Master of Music (Performance Pedagogy) (Taught)

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Course summary

The MMus Performance and Pedagogy offers the opportunity to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills related to learning, teaching and assessment in music education as an instrumental/vocal studies instructor. The programme emphasises the value of learning and teaching as a professional activity; supports the development of your identity as an instrumental/vocal studies instructor and explores teaching as a key component of your continuing growth as a performing artist.

Course details

Principal study options

During the application and audition process, you must select which instrument(s) you wish to specialise in for the duration of your course. On this course, you can choose from the following options:

Single specialism

Only one instrument is studied. It may be possible to study a further instrument formatively, but this will not contribute towards the qualification.

Instrument/specialisms

For all courses, you must select at least one specialism from the 'primary' list. For those studying primary/secondary pathways, two instruments may be selected – one from the 'primary' list and one from the 'secondary' list. Joint pathway students may select any two instruments from either list.

Primary instrument/specialism

  • Accordion
  • Bassoon
  • Button Accordion
  • Button Accordion (Traditional Music)
  • Cello
  • Cello (Scottish Music)

Assessment method

Principal Study Performance Pedagogy 1 Principal Study Performance Pedagogy 2 Supporting Studies Performance Pedagogy 1 Supporting Studies Performance Pedagogy 2 Instrumental and Vocal Music Instruction 1 Instrumental and Vocal Music Instruction 2 Practice Research Options


How to apply

This course is closed for the 2020 academic cycle. Please contact the provider or view the 2021 courses.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

1 October

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

*If you are an international applicant, or you are applying for a postgraduate course, or are choosing certain assessment locations, the 'on time' deadline may be later in the year - please contact the conservatoire directly.

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code810F
Institution code R58
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

International applicants

Currently around 20% of our students come from outside the UK. Between them, they represent over 53 different nationalities and add a rich diversity to the Conservatoire. The Conservatoire holds auditions at the locations below. If you wish to audition at any of the locations listed, please submit your application at least one month in advance of the audition date. For further information, please see our website - https://www.rcs.ac.uk/postgraduate/masters-music-mmus/


Entry requirements

Candidates for both the MMus and MA are normally expected to hold a good honours (at least 2:2) degree, or its overseas equivalent, in a subject area relevant to the demands of the programme.


Assessment locations

In the event of a successful assessment, applicants may be invited for a further interview prior to being made an offer.

Remote assessment recordings may be accepted in the event that you cannot attend an assessment in person.

Single specialism assessment

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee
Beijing£65£65
Guangzhou£65£65
New York£65£65
RCS£65£65
Recording£65£65
Seoul£65£65
Shanghai£65£65
Singapore£65£65

Joint principal specialism assessment

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee
BeijingNot available at this location
GuangzhouNot available at this location
New YorkNot available at this location
RCSNot available at this location
RecordingNot available at this location
SeoulNot available at this location
ShanghaiNot available at this location
SingaporeNot available at this location

Additional information

For more information on what to prepare for audition, please see our website - https://www.rcs.ac.uk/postgraduate/masters-music-mmus/.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

The Royal Conservatoire is able to offer a number of entrance scholarships which are awarded as part of the audition/selection process on the basis of merit and financial need. Please see our website for more information - https://www.rcs.ac.uk/studyhere/scholarships/.

Master of Music (Performance Pedagogy) at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - UCAS