MA Music Education and Performance 4 years part-time at Trinity Laban - UCAS

Trinity Laban

Degree level: Postgraduate
UCAS Conservatoires
Awarded by: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

MA Music Education and Performance 4 years part-time (Taught)

Course summary

The MA in Music Education and Performance is designed for any student wishing to pursue an active career as both a professional musician and an educator or participatory leader. It aims to equip you with the necessary musical skills, insight and experience required by the contemporary profession in its widest sense, with a focus on the artist in educational settings, from instrumental and/or vocal teaching to workshop leading. This programme can be taken on a full-time basis for two years or on a part-time basis over either three or four years. The programme is auditioned and accepts students in composition and classical or jazz performance. Teacher-artists in other genres will be more suited to the Teaching Musician International Programme, which shares some modules with the MA MEP. Students wanting a music education programme without performance are recommended to apply for the MA Music Education Course Details This is a two-year full-time level 7 programme with an option for a 3 year part-time schedule. It equips graduates to work in a variety of professional settings with a broad range of pedagogical strategies coupled with a firm instrumental/vocal technique and high quality musicianship. On completion of the award students will have established a secure interpretative and technical fluency and developed a range of teaching, leadership and performance skills. As an emerging teacher-artist they will have led music-making with others in a variety of settings, with a range of participants of different abilities and in relation to a range of audiences; they will also have gained a comprehensive insight into the role of the musician in the contemporary education infrastructure. Through their practices in music teaching and performance they will develop collaborative, creative and entrepreneurial skills in support of a professional career. * Programme Content* This programme comprises compulsory ‘core’ modules designed to develop students’ theoretical knowledge and its application to a variety of teaching practices and contexts, critical engagement with ethical considerations in music education, and an opportunity to experience in depth a new educational context. Students will learn research methodologies and undertake a personal project into an aspect of educational practice; they will also participate each year in CoLab, the college’s two-week festival of cross-faculty collaborative learning. A suite of elective specialist options permits further opportunities to develop depth in theory and practice alongside further contextual subject areas. All students will take professional studies modules at minimum level 6 with one-to-one lessons and a suite of practical assessments, and will be hosted by departments with their associated classes, masterclasses and ensemble opportunities. · A wide range of modules exploring music pedagogy from a variety of stances, including instrumental/vocal teaching, creative leadership and classroom electives. · Core 40-credit module each year designed to develop your individual technical and interpretative skills in your principal study discipline through one-to-one tuition with our expert performance teaching staff. · A wide range of departmental and cross-department solo, chamber, and large ensemble activities, to develop a range of artistic and related skills relevant to your professional aspirations. · An intensive research project in music pedagogy which evidences masters level critical thinking in a subject area of the student’s own choosing. · A range of electives taught either in-person or online, including Mentor Scheme, Technology in Music Education, Contemporary Theorists in Music Education, and The Social Impact of Music Making.

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.


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

  • Bassoon
  • Bassoon (Contra)
  • Bassoon (Historical Performance)
  • Cello
  • Cello (Historical Performance)
  • Clarinet

How to apply

This course is closed for the 2023 academic cycle. Please contact the provider or view the 2024 courses.

*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.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from across the world and accept a wide range of international qualifications. For more information please see

Entry requirements

•Undergraduate Degree/Diploma (2:1 pass normally is the minimum accepted). Equivalent qualifications and/or relevant prior experience may be considered. •Some evidence of engagement with music education is expected, or a clear articulation of why you want to develop skills in this area. The personal statement should demonstrate some critical awareness of significant issues and debates in music education.

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
In person£95£95
By recording£95£95

Joint principal specialism assessment

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee
In personNot available at this location
By recordingNot available at this location

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
MA Music Education and Performance 4 years part-time at Trinity Laban - UCAS