Taught course

Secondary Music

Liverpool Hope University · Education

Entry requirements

An Undergraduate Honours Degree 2:2 or above, incorporating at least 50% Music.

GCSE Grade C or above in English and Mathematics (Grade 4 or above in the new grading system). These can be pending but required before enrolment

Relevant school experience in Music within last 18 months; ie observing Music lessons in a mainstream secondary school. Offers will be subject to a successful interview, as well as a Health Check Statement and an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB).

It is a government requirement that you take the numeracy and literacy skills tests as part of the application process. You must ensure you have passed them both before the start of the course, please go to the Department of Education website for further details.

Months of entry


Course content

Through Liverpool Hope's well-established partnerships with schools in the region, you will be able to gain experience of teaching Music across the 11 18 age group and across a wide range of student ability. You will have the opportunity to work with Hope's partners in the community, including local musical ensembles. You will also be encouraged to develop your musical skills through performance and participation in workshops and extra -curricular musical activities.

You will be supported by a team of committed tutors and mentors with experience in the Music teaching profession. Creative and practical activities feature strongly in the training programme and everyone is encouraged to develop musical expertise in new areas through subject sessions, external visits and peer teaching. You will have access to a wide range of resources for music education, including classroom instruments and web based resources. Schools placements will cover the 11-16 age range, along with a KS5 enhancement.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

UK students


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment
+44 (0) 151 291 3111