University of West London

Course Introduction

This programme develops students' musical performance at an advanced level; students explore and perform a wide range of 20th century music and performance styles, and are encouraged to develop their own performance styles; particular emphasis is placed on developing students' critical thinking and listening skills, and on giving students a richer understanding of, and the opportunity to experiment with, a broad range of performance styles; the practical elements of this programme are supported with academic modules that complement and enrich students' performing experiences.

Course Modules

Modules include: PgDip: postgraduate instrumental studies; postgraduate performance workshop; postgraduate ensemble studies. MMus: postgraduate instrumental studies; postgraduate performance workshop; developing your career; performing in the studio; ensemble studies; research methods; dissertation or project.

Course Additional Entry

An undergraduate qualification (e.g. a BA (Hons) in music (with performance) or a BMus (Hons) in performance) with 2.1 or above; in addition to your completed application form, you will need to send an unedited recording of two contrasting pieces, two references (one academic), and an example of academic writing. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or above, at a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components, TOEFL internet'based test 90 or above, Pearson PTE Academic 58 or above, or an equivalent secure English language test.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MMus £6,950  Whole course. First year home fees
1 year
Full Time
MMus £10,995  Whole course. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MMus £3,500  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MMus £5,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
PgDip £4,650  Whole course. First year home fees
1 year
Full Time
PgDip £7,350  Whole course. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time Day
PgDip £2,300  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time Day
PgDip £3,700  Academic year. First year overseas fees