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MMus Performance

Course Description

The London College of Music's postgraduate course in Performance offers a generous allowance of one-to-one instrumental tuition with internationally renowned recitalists. The course provides a range of fascinating modules that support and extend practical musicianship.

You can also benefit from London College of Music's (LCM) weekly Postgraduate Research Seminars and Composition Workshops, which offer great opportunities to learn new skills and network with students from other postgraduate courses. LCM also has several large ensembles, including the LCM Sinfonia, LCM Big Band, LCM Choir, and LCM Glee Choir, which students are able to participate in.

Course detail

The MMus course focuses on developing your musical performance at an advanced level. You will benefit from: one-to-one tuition with our instrumental teaching staff (all are internationally acclaimed recitalists); playing and learning with other students in workshops and masterclasses; and taking part in LCM's lively musical environment.

The course explores a wide range of 20th Century music and performance styles and you will be encouraged to develop your own. It places particular emphasis on developing critical thinking and listening skills and aims to give you an understanding of, and the opportunity to experiment with a broad range of performance styles.


MMus Performance students will pursue the following core modules:
• Postgraduate Instrumental Studies
• Postgraduate Performance Workshop
• Postgraduate Research Methods.

Optional modules
• either Postgraduate Dissertation or Postgraduate Project
• either Postgraduate Ensemble Studies or Developing your Career with Performing in the Studio.

Career and study progression

Graduates will leave the course more confident performers and better informed all-round musicians, having gained musical insight and transferable skills including being able to evaluate situations, engage in professional dialogue and work effectively with others. Graduates will most likely pursue a career as a professional performing musician.

Successful graduates may be eligible to study an LCM Doctor of Music (DMus).

How to apply

Click the following link for information on how to apply to this course: http://www.uwl.ac.uk/students/postgraduate/how-apply

Scholarships and bursaries

Information about scholarships and bursaries can be found here: http://www.uwl.ac.uk/students/postgraduate/scholarships-and-bursaries

Visit the MMus Performance page on the University of West London website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Candidates who are selected for interview and audition will hold an appropriate undergraduate qualification - eg a BA (Hons) in Music (with Performance) or a BMus (Hons) in Performance - with 2:1 or above.In addition to your completed application form, you will need to send an unedited recording of two contrasting pieces, two references (one academic), and an example of academic writing.Equivalent over-seas qualifications will be considered. (IELTS 6.5)

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