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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Kingston Hill

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why choose this course?

This Music Education MA course is designed to both broaden and refine the knowledge, teaching practices, and research skills of both current and prospective music educators. You will have the opportunity to study major issues in international music education research and practices, consider issues in the UK system of music education, engage with London community and school music settings, and undertake an independent research study project. You'll have access to our unique facilities. In partnership with world-famous record producer Tony Visconti, the British Library and Science Museum, the Visconti Studio comprises a 300m² octagonal live room stocked with rare and vintage recording equipment. As part of the broader musical community, you will be able to enhance your performance skills by participating in the University's ensembles, or by taking one of our optional modules.

What you will study

Your core studies will encompass key research and practice issues in music teaching and learning. Through devising, delivering and evaluating your music education research project, you will develop and enhance your skills as both a practitioner and researcher. Alongside this you can choose from a variety of option modules and develop new skills to exploit in your own teaching.

Teaching and assessment

This course includes two dedicated music education modules encompassing current issues, practices and research from a UK and international perspective. You will develop and implement a teaching and learning project within an educational setting and the Kingston community and undertake a substantial research project on a topic of your choice. You have the opportunity to develop and enhance your skills as a practitioner by devising, delivering and evaluating a music education project. Assessment is primarily through written and other assignments that will help you hone your presentation and analytical skills.

After you graduate

You will graduate prepared for a career in music education, and for progression to a management role. This course is also excellent preparation for further study, such as PhD programmes. Recent graduate destinations for this course include a wide range of educational settings in the UK and around the globe as well as in further teacher education programmes including PhD study and PGCE. The high level of research and transferable skills you acquire during your studies also makes careers in the wider commercial and business environments available to you.

Tuition fees

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£ 17,200per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Kingston University

  • University League Table

    78th

  • Campus address

    Kingston University, River House, 53-57 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1LQ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 90 41

    61st out of 86 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    139 65%

    24th

    16
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81.0 81%

    19th

    24
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    30th

    12
  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    98 45%

    82nd

    21
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    57th

    39
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.61 72%

    76th

    40

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