Choral Studies

University of Chichester

12 months
13600 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This is a practical performance-based MA, combining extensive development of skill as a member of a dedicated choral ensemble, with choir training, choral arrangement and individual vocal development. The Master’s choir will undertake at least two concert tours in each academic year, both in the UK and overseas, with basic travel costs included in the course fees.


On the MA programme you will be expected to demonstrate your critical awareness of current practice in your own specialist area and in a practical choral studies MA you will be expected to do this through your skills in choral arrangement, choral direction and choral singing. This can only be done with a fluent level of technical and expressive skill which gives you the confidence and the means to show originality in applying through your work the knowledge you have developed in research and scholarship. 

For this reason the range of support included for the development of your choral experience is extensive, including weekly choral rehearsals, coaching in choral conducting, regular performance experience and two performance tours in the UK and overseas during the academic year.

This emphasis on performance tours, especially outside the UK, ensures that the regular support you receive from teachers who are familiar to you is complemented by invaluable exposure to other professional views and experience of different choral traditions. 

Your regular weekly lessons will take place on campus but you will need to be willing to travel to performance venues in the UK and in Europe at least twice during the MA programme as part of your choral training. Arrangements will be made in consultation with you, staff at the University and relevant external venues and festivals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Choral Direction
  • Written Exercise 
  • Choral Experience
  • Choral Arrangement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal Statement – A written piece of about yourself; why you have chosen the course you are applying for, and why you want to come to the University of Chichester
  • Copies of Qualifications to date – Translated into English
  • Proof of English Language Level – If English is not your first language
  • Two academic references
  • For a Music course we will need a DVD of a musical performance for 5 minutes long. We also require an academic essay written in English.
  • For Dance we need a web link of two performances, one of which should be contemporary and at least three minutes long. We also require an academic essay written in English. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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