Taught course

Education and Music

Liverpool Hope University · Education Faculty

Entry requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline. Please note that a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB) is required for students where they are required to visit settings other than their own workplace and involves access to children.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MA Education & Subject programme is an innovative new Masters level education programme, which is designed to enhance the subject knowledge and pedagogical knowledge of practising teachers, educators and others who have an interest in education.

The programme will provide participants with the opportunity to research and improve their own practice, by discovering the new skills that can be gained from studying their subject specialism to an advanced academic level. This process is supported by the study of contemporary education theory, through modules designed to provide the skills and critical understanding necessary to innovate in a rapidly evolving educational landscape.

This programme emphasises education as an academic field of study and the importance of research in the development of teaching practise. It is expected that practitioners who graduate from this course will have the skills and academic knowledge that will prepare them for education in the 21st century. It is designed for practising teachers, educators and others with a personal or professional interest in the field of education. The programme aims to provide opportunities for engagement with key theories, concepts and ideas in Education and Music that link to the national curriculum.

The structure of the programme is designed to meet the needs of those seeking to develop a more academic understanding of Education and Music. The combination of modules available allows teachers, educators and others to gain a named award and enhance their subject knowledge. The pedagogic framework provides theoretical and conceptual perspectives, including key ideas in Education and Music that serve to deepen the learning experience.

The Music route enables the development of an advanced understanding of the work of a range of music analysts, composers, musicians and musicologists, across a variety of genres, and in doing so aims to inform and integrate with educators’ own work with the current GCSE and AS/A2 Music curricula. The specialist Music modules are taught by practising composers, musicians and published musicologists actively engaged in research in their respective fields and the Music department at Hope boasts a healthy and eclectic research community. The programme provides the opportunity to make a detailed examination of scores and texts within the historical and cultural contexts of Music, whilst also exploring a variety of theoretical and practical approaches.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months

Course contact details

UK Student Recruitment
+44 (0) 151 291 3111