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Masters degrees in Music Education/Teaching equip postgraduates with the skills to teach music in an academic context.
Taught MA degrees and PGCEs (Postgraduate Certificate of Education) are typical for this subject. However, research-based MRes and MPhil programmes may also be available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include a relevant undergraduate degree, such as Music Studies or Education.
Courses in this field offer students a direct pathway to careers in teaching, particularly in an academic context. You may choose to specialise in primary or secondary school teaching, or even further and higher education. As well as exploring traditional music teaching, other areas in this field include music psychology and music therapy.
A combination of practical training and academic rigour is to be expected on these courses. Typically, you will undertake a placement within a school or higher education institution, broadening your practical experience whilst developing your knowledge of the concepts and methods surrounding teaching practices.
As well as traditional teaching careers, your experience would also make you suitable for legislative roles in education agencies and government departments, as well as academic writing.
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Drawing students from all over the world, this course focuses on the application of psychological research to musical experiences and professions, and attracts graduate musicians who work in the fields of music education, performance and therapy, or teaching. Read more
The Music Education MA will introduce students to research and research-informed practice at the forefront of music education. The programme will provide tools for interrogating musical and educational assumptions, values and practices. Read more
If you’ve got an undergraduate degree and are striving to become a secondary school Music teacher, then studying our Secondary Music PGCE with QTS will help you on your way. Read more
Inspire secondary school pupils to study music through imaginative and practical teaching. Our full time, one year PGCE programme will help you bring your graduate expertise, skills and enthusiasm for teaching music to children of all abilities from ages 11–18. Read more
The Secondary PGCE programme is designed to provide you with a deep understanding of how children and adolescents learn, and equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to develop as a creative and innovative teacher. Read more
How can students practise music purposefully in the classroom? Are pupils born musically gifted? Our one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) prepares you to teach the secondary school music curriculum. Read more
This teaching degree provides graduates with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to teach Music at secondary level. Time is spent in the University and in classroom placements, ensuring that by the end of the course, trainees are confident professionals ready to begin teaching in secondary schools. Read more
Our primary teacher education courses are designed for graduates who are committed to becoming primary school teachers. All trainees learn how to teach the entire primary curriculum as well as choosing a particular route. Read more