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Popular Music Performance MMus

University of West London

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  • Qualification

    Mmus/MusM - Master of Music

  • Location

    University of West London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


Are you a practising instrumentalist or vocalist? This popular music performance degree is designed to meet your practical, academic and professional needs. We welcome students from all genres of music and alongside your university studies you will be invited to join London College of Music (LCM) master classes and industry events.

This Masters will enable you to explore areas of interest in greater depth, develop new skills and, in all probability, open up some new avenues of investigation, both musical and academic.

You will learn from our highly experienced teaching staff, whose expertise includes ensemble direction for film, theatre and live performance, and recording and performance in a variety of music genres.

Course detail

We have designed this popular music degree to reflect your needs as a professional artist. While some modules focus on practice and others on theory and research, you will notice more overlap as your studies progress.

Your practical modules will include extensive ensemble work and individual instrumental tuition. Academic modules will include research methods and critical perspectives, which will prepare you to devise and execute a final practice-based research project. You will also take an option module, where you may choose between studio recording, music pedagogy and songwriting.

The third trimester is dedicated to your final project, which will conclude your course.

Our tutors are active research academics and/or professional musicians of the highest standard. They will use a variety of teaching methods, including one-to-one tuition, ensemble work, lectures, workshops and practical sessions.

Study & career progression

Once you graduate you could go on to work as a:

  • performer
  • musical director
  • educator
  • academic.

We have a growing research community and you may want to take your studies further with a PhD.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,000per year

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

University information

University of West London

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  • Campus address

    University of West London, St Mary's Road, Ealing, W5 5RF, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    56th out of 85

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    130 60%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%



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