MA Music Education 2 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 2 years part-time (Taught)

Course summary

Introduction The MA MusEd Programme is designed for students wishing to further develop their teaching and music-leading skills and understanding. It aims to equip students with the necessary theory, musical skills, insight and experience required by the contemporary music education profession in its widest sense. This in-person programme can be taken on a full-time basis for one year or on a part-time basis over two years. The programme is not auditioned and accepts students from any music tradition and who play any instrument. Students wanting a music education programme with performance are recommended to apply for the MA Music Education & Performance (LINK). Students wanting a distance learning programme in music education are recommended to apply for the PGCert or MA International: Teaching Musician. Course Details This practice-based programme equips graduates to work in a variety of professional settings with a broad range of pedagogical strategies, and on completion of the award students will have established a rich understanding of music’s pedagogies and their theoretical foundations. As developing educators and music leaders 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 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 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. The programme’s range of learning opportunities will permit students a rich appreciation of UK and international practices and philosophies of music teaching, learning and participation, supporting a diverse skill-set with knowledge at the forefront of their discipline, music as their primary language of engagement, high- quality reflective practice and a mindset of life-long professional development. The programme contains modules which are shared with the MA Music Education & Performance, the MMus and the Teaching Musician programmes, permitting students to form communities across the institution, with those training as performers and with practicing music educators. · A wide range of modules exploring music pedagogy from a variety of stances, including instrumental/vocal teaching, creative leadership and classroom electives. · 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, the Social Impact of Music Making, and Expanding Horizons: Exploring UK Music Education.

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

  • Any Musical Instrument

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

Entry requirements

degree level studies

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
OnlineNo fee charged

Joint principal specialism assessment

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee
OnlineNo fee charged

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 2 years part-time at Trinity Laban - UCAS