M.Sc. Blended

Performing Arts Medicine

University College London (UCL)

12 months
29400 GBP/year
14700 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Performing Arts Medicine at University College London (UCL) provides specialised training to those interested or already involved in health services or health education to this very special sector of instrumental musicians, singers, dancers, actors, circus artists and other performing artists.


Assessing a performing artist requires specialised skills and the ability to associate health issues with the particular artistic activity. The programme provides its students with broad knowledge of the art forms and their demands on the performer and how these impact on their wellbeing.

MSc or PGDip students at University College London (UCL) build the confidence to assess and diagnose or refer appropriately as well as to monitor rehabilitation and return to performance, depending on their professional background. The privileged position of the health professional in helping performers overcome often career threatening adversity is a most rewarding experience that enriches this type of work.


  • Careers in Performing Arts Medicine vary from academic and educational to clinical and health supporting positions. Performing Arts Medicine gives opportunities for self-employment or participation in multidisciplinary clinical settings.
  • Graduates gain in-depth knowledge of the diverse field of Performing Arts Medicine. Their specialised skills can be incorporated in their own professional practice or they can participate in performing arts 'in-house' clinics such as in conservatoires, music or dance colleges, orchestras, theatre or circus schools or companies
  • Graduates' knowledge and experience is valued and they may be invited as educators and trainers in Performing Arts Medicine and will become members of an ever-growing medical community with common interest in the wellbeing of the performer. 
  • Graduate students present in international conferences and publish in journals becoming members of the global Performing Arts Medicine community.
  • Graduates who have aspirations for further academic study and research activity, such as progressing to a PhD, will receive appropriate guidance.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methodologies and Transferable Skills
  • Performing Arts Medicine Dissertation
  • Environmental and Lifestyle Issues and Travelling and Touring for the Performing Artist
  • Musculoskeletal and Neuromuscular Injury in Performing Arts Medicine
  • Science of Dance and Music Performance
  • Performance Psychology
  • Pain and Disability Management in Performance
  • Clinical Assessment and Rehabilitation of the Performing Artist
  • Clinical Management of the Professional Voice User

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it's full or by 30 June.


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A primary medical qualification (MBBS or equivalent) or a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university in a relevant discipline (e.g. medicine, physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic, nursing, sports science, biomedical sciences, athletic training) or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
  • A second-class Bachelor's degree (or the overseas equivalent) in psychology, speech therapy, or performance science is also acceptable for the PG Cert.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14700 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time

  • UK: £7,350
  • International: £14,700

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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