Kingston University London

Course Introduction

The course enables students to have the opportunity to investigate the UK system of music education, consider major issues in international music education research and undertake a comparative study of music education practices across different cultures. Students develop and implement a musical project within an educational environment and undertake a substantial research project on a topic of their own choice. Alongside this core of study, which encompasses key research issues in music as well as in music education, students can choose from a variety of option modules and develop new skills to exploit in their own teaching.

Course Modules

Modules include: Constructing music education in the UK; international music education: psychology, culture and philosophy; major project; researching music; contemporary sonic arts practice; sound design; techniques and technology for composing for film and television; the philosophy and psychology of musical performance; current debates in music education; jazz studies; live performance; special study; the psychology of music; the studio musician.

Course Additional Entry

At least a 2.2 Honours degree in music (this may be in a specialist field such as popular music, music education or music technology); applicants may be asked to submit an essay as evidence of strength in written work; relevant experiential learning may be taken in lieu of a music degree; where English is not the applicants 1st language, they must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £4,800  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £6,250  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £2,400  Academic year. First year home fees