MA Music Education and Performance 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 (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 a teacher or educator. 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 is an intensive four-term full-time or seven-term part-time programme which equips graduates to work in a variety of educational settings with a broad range of pedagogical approaches coupled with a firm instrumental/vocal technique and high quality musicianship. Programme Content

  • A wide range of modules exploring music pedagogy from a variety of stances, including instrumental/vocal teaching and creative leadership modules.
  • Core 40-credit module 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 personal project in music pedagogy which evidences masters level critical thinking in a subject area of the student’s own choosing.
  • A range of electives including Instrument-Specific Pedagogy & Second Study, Mentor Scheme, Technology in Music Education, Contemporary Theorists, and Arranging for the Classroom.
This programme can be taken on a full-time intensive basis for four terms (15 months, Sept 2018 – Dec 2019) or on a part-time basis over seven terms (27 months, Sept 2018 – Dec 2020). The programme is auditioned and accepts students in composition and classical or jazz perform

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
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Collaborative Piano
  • Composition
  • Double Bass

How to apply

*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.

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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
Other - non-UK auditions£95£95

Joint principal specialism assessment

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee
In personNot available at this location
By recordingNot available at this location
Other - non-UK auditionsNo 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 and Performance at Trinity Laban - UCAS