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Music Education (MA)


Course Description

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. It will support students to expand their understanding of effective music teaching, evaluation and assessment across the lifespan.

See the website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/degrees/music-education-ma

Key Information

- Application dates
January 2016 entry
Open: 19 October 2015
Close: 7 December 2015
September 2016 entry
Open: 19 October 2015
Close: 29 July 2016

English Language Requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Special. Only the IELTS is accepted. Applicants must obtain an overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in the reading subtest and 6.0 in the writing subtest.
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements .

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/international .

Degree Information

Undertaking the Music Education MA programme will help students develop their critical thinking and ability to interrogate current educational research in the overarching fields of music and music education. They will also have the opportunity to pursue specialist lines of enquiry that are related to their own professional and/or academic interests, working alongside prominent academics in the field.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of two core modules (60 credits), and either two optional modules (60 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits) or three optional modules (90 credits) and a report (30 credits).

- Core Modules
Disciplines of Music and Music Education Part I
Disciplines of Music and Music Education Part II

- Optional Modules
Students choose from a range including:
Critical Studies Music and Music Education
Choral Conducting LEadership and Communication
Music Technology in Education
Please note: at the programme leader's discretion, a student might be able to import a maximum of 60 credits.

- Dissertation/report
All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a 20,000-word dissertation or 10,000-word report.

Teaching and Learning

The main mode of delivery is through a combination of weekly lectures and seminars. Students will also be actively engaging with UCL's online learning environments. All students are also entitled to face-to-face tutorials with their allocated tutors.

Assessment is predominantly through written assignment for each taught module.

Funding

Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships .

- IOE Centenary Masters Scholarships
Value:
Eligibility: Overseas students
Criteria:

- IOE Centenary Research Scholarships
Value:
Eligibility: EU students
Criteria:

- IOE COLFUTURO Fee Partnership
Value: UCL provides a 50% contribution towards tuition fees. (1 year)
Eligibility: Overseas students
Criteria: Based on academic merit

- IOE Commonwealth Distance Scholars
Value: Fees and some expenses
Eligibility: Overseas students
Criteria:

- IOE CONICyT Fee Partnership
Value: IoE provides a 20% contribution towards tuition fees. (1 year)
Eligibility: Overseas students
Criteria:

- IOE Erasmus Bursary
Value: £350/month (1)
Eligibility: UK, EU, Overseas students
Criteria:

- IOE Fulbright
Value:
Eligibility: Overseas students
Criteria:

- IOE International Master's Student Bursaries
Value:
Eligibility: Overseas students
Criteria:

- IOE Vietnam International Education Development Scholarships - PGT
Value:
Eligibility: Overseas students
Criteria:

- IOE Windle Trust Scholarship
Value:
Eligibility: Overseas students
Criteria:

More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships

Careers

Graduates of this programme are currently working as:
- advocates for the Arts
- arts, health and wellbeing therapists
- composers
- doctoral and postdoctoral researchers
- freelance music teachers
- further education lecturers
- music education hub managers
- performers
- primari music co-ordinators
- producers
- university lecturers

Top career destinations for this degree:
- Arts Education Officer, Ministry of Education, Singapore (2011)
- Head of Music, Dormers Wells High School (2012)
- Subject Leader for Music and Performing Arts, South Grove Primary School (2012)
- Head of Music, Freman College (2013)
- Director of Music, Claremont Schools (2013)

Why study this degree at UCL?

The Music Education MA at UCL is the only postgraduate programme in the UK, and on the of the largest recruiting in the world, that is dedicated to music education.

The programme is taught by academics with current and extensive expertise in externally-funded research. This informs learning and teaching whilst fostering the development of a research-based culture. Many of our students pursue further study at doctoral/post-doctoral level.

Our programme meets the needs of a wide range of professionals from across the international communities of music and music education. Our alumni have been and continue to be leading figures in education worldwide.

Application and next steps

- Applications
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

- Who can apply?
This programme is suited to those with an interest and/or passion for music and music education. Applicants are likely to have had previous experience in teaching, performing, composing, producing, advocating, and/or researching in the fields of music and/or arts education.

What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Music Education at graduate level
- why you want to study Music Education at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
- how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

For more information see the Applications page http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/apply .

Visit the Music Education (MA) page on the University College London website for more details!



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Entry Requirements

Normally a minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in music, music education and/or arts education, or a related field of study. There may be particular circumstances where professional experience and/or study or work portfolio is considered by the Programme Leader(s) in order to satisfy entry requirements.

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