Taught course

Music Performance and Education MMus

University of Liverpool · School of Music

Entry requirements

Please see the course page on the University website for full details.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme provides you with the skills and experience needed to progress your music performance to the next level. With support from professionals in the industry and the expert guidance of our lecturers, you will develop your craft as a prospective professional musician.

Our MMus Music Performance and Education develops solo and ensemble performance, teaching, and research skills appropriate to performance.

Here at Liverpool you will learn in an interdisciplinary teaching and research environment and with a diverse and international student community.

With dedicated small group and one-on-one teaching, the department offers a vibrant and active performance environment, and opportunities to develop connections with local and national music institutions.

You will have access to excellent studio and practice facilities and will perform in the Tung Auditorium (opened 2022) a cutting edge 400-seat, acoustically-optimised music performance space that has two top-of-the-range Steinways.


  • You will develop key performance skills in both a solo and ensemble capacity, enabling you to improve your musicianship and confidence in concert or gig environments.
  • You will learn music teaching techniques and professional practice to help equip you with skills that you need to move forward in a career teaching music.
  • You’ll learn how to engage with and effectively produce research related to performance, with a view to developing as a distinctive, enquiring practitioner.
  • You will learn how to prepare professionally and will have opportunities to perform with members of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra or professional jazz performers for performance assessments.
  • Teaching will adapt to your specialism, so whether you are a classical or jazz musician, you will have opportunities to undertake performance work beyond standard recitals.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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