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What makes Music Education at Worcester special?

This course offers a creative, innovative and fresh approach to becoming a 21st Century musician. It's an exciting four year Integrated Masters degree which combines a passion for studying Music and Education. Developing skills in musicianship together with an exploration of teaching and learning in education will prepare students for a wide range of careers.

Key features

  • Study your first instrument to an advanced level together with a second instrument to support teaching and learning.
  • Work with highly skilled professionals in Music Education
  • A unique opportunity to work with the Business School to develop basic skills in Business and Entrepreneurship.
  • Work placements available in different formal and non-formal educational settings
  • The opportunity to study an aspect of Music Education to a high level through independent study and research

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Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?


UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

112UCAS tariff points

A minimum of Grade5 or equivalent on at least one instrument. Candidates are also expected to show a basic understanding of Musical Literacy

Shortlisted applicants will be required to submit a filmed audio recording to demonstrate that they are at the required standard of performance

Obtained an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

The points above are the new UCAS tariff, which will be used for courses starting from September 2017. See our new UCAS tariff page for more information.

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from

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Course content

What will you study?

Here is an overview of current modules available on this course. Regular updates may mean that exact module titles may differ.

Year 1

  • Musical Performance
  • Music Pedagogy
  • Practical Skills in Musicianship
  • Musical Contexts and Traditions
  • Child Development
  • Business and Entrepreneurship

Year 2

  • Continuing with Musical Performance and Pedagogy
  • Musical Contexts and Traditions
  • Work Based Learning
  • Research in Education
  • Business and Entrepreneurship

Year 3

  • Continuing Musical performance
  • Work based learning
  • Music Education Leadership
  • Reflective Practice in Music Education
  • Independent study

Year 4 (for Integrated Master's degree students only)

  • Leading Music in the Community a practice-based project
  • Music Curriculum Development - negotiated learning
  • Mentoring and Coaching in Music Education

Teaching and Assessment

How will you be taught?

The MMus Ed Music Education degree offers a wide range of modules and opportunities for specialisation. With an emphasis on practical teaching and learning throughout, the course is designed to link modules together, providing a depth of knowledge and understanding. Performance underpins the first three years with students studying their first instrument to an advanced level and developing new skills on a second instrument, facilitated through peer teaching and learning.

In the first and second year, students will develop essential skills in musicianship along with music pedagogy and subject knowledge. A focus on understanding how children and young adults develop and learn is an important pre-requisite for work based learning in years 2, 3 and 4. Students also study Business and Entrepreneurship modules to develop new and important skills to support employability.

In years 3 and 4, there is the opportunity to specialise in aspects of Music Education which are of particular interest through independent study, negotiated learning and a large practice based project. Skills in Management and Leadership are also developed in the final two years.


Where could it take you?

This course will offer you the flexibility to pursue employment in a range of alternative educational settings within the Music Industry including Community Music, Youth Music, peripatetic instruction and working within Music Services. It would also offer a fantastic progression route to QTS if you want to teach in a school with Music subject leadership.

Those who graduate with a 2:1 degree or above will be guaranteed an interview for Primary PGCE teacher training at Worcester providing you meet the national pre-requisites for the course.


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How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering in 2017 will be £9,250.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international (non-EU) students registering in 2017 will be £11,700 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students registering on this course in 2017 will be £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying. The amounts vary between courses.


Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls, 358 of which were new in 2009. We offer halls of residence to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £94 per week to the £153 per week 'En-suite Extra'.

For full details visit our accommodation page.


How do you apply?

Applying through UCAS

Music Education BA/MMus - W320

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.



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Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Admissions Office

01905 855111