Taught course

Performing Arts Medicine

Institution
UCL - University College London · Division of Surgery and Interventional Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry 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.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Performing Arts Medicine at UCL offers a unique programme as an MSc, PGDip or PGCert (Distance Learning available for PG Cert). It 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.

No other MSc programme currently exists that brings together all elements of Performing Arts Medicine. This unique programme has been designed for health professionals entering this diverse field.

‘The curriculum is very diverse and lecturers are experts in their field, creating a great learning environment with interesting discussions, where every student is encouraged to contribute their expertise. I was able to expand my knowledge in so many more ways than I’d expected.’

Sarah, Physiotherapist, Austria

The programme is taught and supervised by lecturers working in this and affiliated fields. Research is supported by the Institute of Sport Exercise and Health, the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine,  orchestras, theatre companies, and music and dance colleges.

‘The Performing Arts Medicine MSc course has been a delight to be a part of. Not only are you learning incredibly interesting topics that you can relate to your profession, you are taught by experts in their field and you are becoming part of a close knit family of people who all share your passion for helping performing artists.’  Aisha, Sport Rehabilitator, UK

Graduate students present in international conferences and publish in journals becoming members of the global performing arts medicine community.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    flexible
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Assessment

The delivery of the programme is through lectures, tutorials or workshops. Performing arts clinics and performance settings when possible are also included in the programme.

Assessment is through coursework, written examinations and objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs).

Our tutors are experts in specific areas of Performing Arts Medicine and the students have the opportunity to meet a number of specialists who will cover a variety of topics on the extensive curriculum.

The campus-based programme is based taught at Charles Bell House and the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health (ISEH) on 2 days per week, October to December (Semester 1) and January to March (Semester 2).

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)207 679 5060