Taught course


University of Leeds · School of Music

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree in Music, or in which Music was a major part, including performance elements appropriate to this programme. Alternative qualifications or relevant professional experience may also be considered individually. Candidates will normally be expected to demonstrate suitable practical ability in their chosen instrument/vocal field at interview/audition.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme aims to introduce students to a wide range of musical studies at an advanced level, to develop presentational skills, technical proficiency and interpretation in musical performance, and to encourage an interest in performance research to enhance musical and artistic development. Students take three compulsory modules: Professional Skills; Final Recital module, supported by one-to-one specialist teaching, performance classes and masterclasses; and a Concerto/Song-Cycle/Extended work module which allows students to explore the challenges of performing a large-scale musical structures. Students then opt for one of two modules: Applied Performance Studies which allows pursuit of distinctive individual performance projects such as ensemble work, the organisation and delivery of a specific concert event, or the exploration of pedagogic interests; and/or Instrumental/Vocal Recital which involves a recital on a different instrument/voice from that of the Final Recital module. A further module may be taken from various musical disciplines (including composition, psychology, musicology), allowing you to tailor your studies to your skills and interests.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Music Postgraduate Admissions