The Music Department at Kingston welcomes UK, EU and international students to study for an MA in Music Education. The programme is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills and understanding of both current and prospective music educators. You learn through academic study and practice within both a UK and international music education context.
You will have the unique 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. You will develop and implement a musical project within an educational environment and undertake a substantial research project on a topic of your own choice.
Alongside this core of study, which encompasses key research issues in music as well as in music education, you can choose from a variety of option modules and develop new skills to exploit in your own teaching.
As part of the broader musical community you will also be able to further enhance your performance skills by participating in some of the many University ensembles.
The range of events and lectures in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences enhances your studies and adds an extra perspective to your learning. You will have the chance to get involved with a range of music groups at the University, including:
Regular events include:
The vibrant student-run MAD (Music And Design) society helps manage events as well as organising social activities for students.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.