Taught course

MA/PGDip Music

Leeds Conservatoire · Leeds Conservatoire

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Entry requirements

A good first degree (in any subject, normally 2.1 or above) or the equivalent professional experience as evaluated by APEL. Candidates must also demonstrate appropriate proficiency in their chosen discipline, or disciplines (performance, composition, production or a combination), which will be assessed through an interview/audition. IELTS score of 6.0 for International students (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component).


Months of entry


Course content

At Leeds Conservatoire, you’ll benefit from a culture in which academic rigour and professional development co-exist. On MA Music (MA / PGDip) you will receive one-to-one tuition with a specialist tutor selected to fit your specific study objectives. In addition, with others drawn from across the music spectrum, you will attend regular seminars, workshops and tutorials designed to help you critically examine, reflect upon and develop your music.

Uniquely, the course is designed to allow you to blend specialisms in composition, performance and production. You may wish to study one discipline exclusively, or alternatively choose to focus on different specialisms, working with different specialist tutors; if you are looking to challenge and extend your musical boundaries, no other course offers this kind of flexibility. Studying in an environment that embraces the practice and research of music in all its hybrid forms, you will engage with a combination of practical and critical studies modules that enable you to develop your technical, creative and professional skills.

The curriculum, which ensures professional currency through consultation with an industry steering group, is designed to enable you to achieve your aims as an individual, whilst at the same time developing a clear and informed sense of what makes your writing, performance or production style original and marketable. With a deep understanding of the creative and industrial contexts within which your practice exists, as an alumnus you will be prepared for a career as a musician.

PGDip candidates study from September to June and MA candidates from September until the following September.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA(Mus)
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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