Whether you're a recent graduate or returning to study after a break, our postgraduate courses in Instrumental Performance provide you with advanced-level training in your principal study area, preparing you for a solo, chamber or orchestral career, alongside excellent opportunities to develop other skills relevant to a future career in the music profession.
These courses are open to students pursuing orchestral instruments, keyboard instruments and other solo instruments such as recorder, guitar and saxophone.
There is also a Chamber Music route for string ensembles. Instrumental Performance is provided by Birmingham City University.
You'll receive specialist tuition from leading UK and internationally renowned performers and teachers. In addition, you'll enjoy regular performance opportunities, both within Departments and in concerts, as well as having the chance to participate in masterclasses led by distinguished guest artists.
OpportUNIty: Student Jobs on Campus ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University.
This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments. By taking part in the scheme, you will gain valuable experiences and employability skills, enhancing your prospects in the job market.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
Programme StructureCourses include:
Teaching Matters: Principles and Practice
- Historical Performance Practice
- Issues in Contemporary Music Composition and Performance
- Music Technology Contexts
- Concepts in Jazz Improvisation
- Instrumental/Vocal Teaching Placement
- Music, Community and Wellbeing
- 24 months
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesMusic View 228 other Masters in Music in United Kingdom
- UK students should normally hold an honours degree, ideally but not necessarily in Music.
- Non-UK students should hold a Bachelor's degree or a similar degree-equivalent diploma, ideally but not necessarily in Music.
- MMus Intensive applicants must be at Level 7 standard in their Principal Study Area and be well-suited to the intensive period of study.
International23600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23600 GBP per year during 24 months.
National11000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11000 GBP per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Birmingham
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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