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MA Music Teaching

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  • September or January start
  • This MA has the option of being accessed via online delivery, to fit with emerging professional careers and other challenges of physical access.

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Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

One year full-time or two years part-time

Entry Requirements and Fees

2021/22 UK fee: TBC

2021/22 International fee: TBC

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.

For further details about international scholarships, please see our Scholarships page.

Entry Requirements

  • An honours degree at 2:2 or higher in a related discipline
  • You should demonstrate your teaching experience in the application, and be prepared to discuss this in an interview
  • If English is not your first language then English language proficiency required is IELTS 6.5 (with no element less than 5.5) – or equivalent qualification.

Course content

  • One year full-time, two years part-time
  • September or January start
  • Location: Chichester campus and online*

This programme is designed for those already engaged in teaching private music lessons. You will reflect on your experiences and hone your research skills as you delve deeper into aspects of pedagogic techniques, repertoire, and the way you apply these to your own teaching practice.

* This MA has the option of being accessed via online delivery, to fit with emerging professional careers and other challenges of physical access.

Our facilities

Over the past few years, we’ve redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

At the Bishop Otter campus there is an integrated approach to the provision of learning resources and support.  We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research. A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use our open access PC and Mac areas.  We use an electronic learning environment with an expanding portfolio of online library resources from anywhere at any time.

The Music department offers several soundproofed practice rooms for rehearsals and lessons, as well as lecture and seminar rooms. The Chapel is a fantastic venue for performances and rehearsals, and is the centre piece of the campus.

The Learning Resource is the hub of the learning environment.  It has two upper floors of library resources, one for silent study and one for quiet study, both of which have recently been refurbished. On the ground floor, you’ll find the Support and Information Zone, Media Centre, Otter Gallery, Costa Coffee and a variety of IT resources.

Indicative modules

Lecture Recital

Enhance your perception of performance as communication. You are encouraged to explore an individual voice in the production of an original and engaging lecture recital presentation.

Portfolio Experience

Develop an understanding of the close relationship between musical performance and extramusical communication skills, reviewing and analysing the work of a range of artists and practitioners relevant to your area of interest.

Performance Practice

Reflect on the specialist practice that exists within your own discipline and examine the raft of individual elements reflected in tessitura, articulation and dynamics, as well as more innovative techniques of performance and teaching.

Repertoire Exercise

Select an area of your own repertoire to research theoretically and in terms of its broader context, presenting results either in written form or as a linked sequence of performance recordings.


You will complete the course with a 14,000 word written dissertation.

International English Studies

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Additional Costs

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