Taught course

Performing Arts Medicine

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

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 http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

The Performing Arts Medicine MSc at UCL is a unique programme providing specialised training to clinicians interested or already involved in treating this very special sector encompassing instrumental musicians, singers, dancers, actors and other performing artists.

No other MSc programme currently exists in the UK that brings together all elements of performing arts medicine. This unique programme has been designed to provide a minimum standard for health professionals entering this field.

The programme is taught in conjunction with the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine, the Royal College of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Lecturers are nationally and internationally renowned, and are leading researchers and writers in performing arts medicine.

Students will benefit from the significant clinical content within the MSc, and opportunities for field trips to performing arts arenas.

Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years; Flexible: up to 2 years;

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


The delivery of the programme is through lectures and tutorials, workshops, attendance of performing arts clinics and fieldwork alongside performers. Details about the lecturers, tutors and experienced professionals in this field can be found here.

Assessment is through coursework, written examinations and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs).

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214