Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 6.04 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 14.6 k / Year(s)  
401–500 place StudyQA ranking:10036 Duration:12 months

The course allows students to specialise in Solo Performance with further training in up to three complimentary areas.

The programme is divided into two parts: two semesters of taught study (Part I, 120 credits) and a substantial recital prepared over the summer (Part II, 60 credits).

Part 1 is centred on the Principal Subject module (WMM4044, 40 credits) in Solo Performance. It lays the foundations of a Part 2 project, which will result in a major recital. WMP4052 Preparing for the Part 2 project (10 credits) acts as a bridge between Parts 1 and 2.

An additional 40 credits will be gained through submissions in other performance-related fields through either one Major Open Submission (WXM4046, 40 credits) or two Minor Open Submissions (WMP4047 and WMP4048, 20 credits each). These area available in the following subject areas:

  • Historical Performance Practice
  • Historical Musicology
  • Techniques of Vocal/Instrumental Teaching
  • Performing with Live Electronics.

The core module in musicology will make students acquainted with up-to-date research and creative techniques and methodologies.

Students will receive 42 hours of vocal/instrumental tuition. In other subject areas, teaching is provided through a combination of individual tuition and seminar session in small groups. Within each of the chosen subject areas, students can identify their own projects, for which they will receive expert supervision.




MA: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time; Diploma: 30 weeks full-time

Course Structure

Part 1 (Diploma):

Performance study assessed by short recital with related supporting modules chosen from: performance practice; techniques of teaching; ensemble studies; conducting; editorial or historical studies.

(Total of 120 credits)

Part 2 (MA):

Normally consists of a substantial public recital or recital and related dissertation.

(60 credits)

Compulsory modules:

  • Principal Subject Module: Solo Performance (40 credits)
  • Compulsory Core Module: Current Musicology (30 credits)
  • Preparing for the Part Two Project (10 credits)

Optional modules:

Open Submissions (40 or 20 credits) must be chosen from the following study areas:

  • Performance Practice (20 credits only); Historical Musicology; Techniques and Practice of Instrumental or Vocal Teaching (20 credits only); Supporting Studies (20 credits only); ELCOS Language Skills (20 credits, international students only).

Study Overseas

Arts & Humanities Research Board; some University and school bursaries available.

Normally, an upper second class honours degree in music, and audition.English proficiency (for non-native English or Welsh speakers): IELTS overall result of 6.0 with no individual score lower than 5.5.Teaching for some instruments is available through the medium of Welsh. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Arts & Humanities Research Board; some University and school bursaries available

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