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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.

In some cases, the final recital may also be considered for the award of Fellow of the London College of Music (FLCM), which is available to registered LCM students with a fee discoun


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.


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).

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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