Master Performance (Work-Based Learning)

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP10995 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    GBP6950 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
University of West London | London, United Kingdom
This course is designed for students working primarily as instrumentalists, composers or conductors. Attendance for lectures is as limited as possible, with the remaining tuition delivered by one-to-one contact time through the tutorial system and via the e-learning platform.



The course aims to equip you with a breadth of skills and information enabling you to develop your careers within today's music industry. Provision is made for students' professional work to form part of the assessment process, particularly with regard to practical components of the course.

The course is structured around the needs of the professional performing musician. Central to this is the further development of advanced, technically assured and artistically informed performance skills. These are supplemented by more narrowly defined skills, which relate to and arise directly from each chosen area of specialist work.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • GBP 10995 per year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • GBP 6950 per year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Core modules
  • Instrumental Studies 1 and 2 or Conducting 1 and 2
  • Research Methods
  • Postgraduate Dissertation or Performance Project.
You will also choose three modules from a range that covers practical-based areas like composition, orchestration and arranging, and transcription, to theory-based options like ensemble management:
  • Postgraduate Orchestration and Arranging (Work-based Learning)
  • Postgraduate Chamber Music Project (Work-based Learning)
  • Postgraduate 2nd Study Conducting (Work-based Learning)
  • Postgraduate Transcription (Work-based Learning)
  • Live Event Management (Work-based Learning).

English Language Requirements

CAE score
180(Grade C)

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  • A recognised First Degree in music.
  • First or Higher degree in other subjects but with relevant musical experience to the required level(diploma level or director of music exams).
  • Necessary prior experience to meet the demands of the course.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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