What will I learn?

Course Overview

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.

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.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
To be confirmed
Start date

Expected September 2022


Bishop Otter Campus

Bishop Otter Campus,


West Sussex,

PO19 6PE, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need 4 year bachelor degree with minimum GPA 2.8.

For international students

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. Students need IELTS 6.5 (with none of the four components lower than 5.5); TOFEL score of 89 overall with 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking, 17 in writing.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.