Entry requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 degree in music or a related subject.

Find the equivalent international qualifications for your country.

For the Education pathway, you’ll need to submit one sample of written work. This should be between 1,000 and 2,000 words on musicological or music education question of your choice.

You’ll also need to submit both: (1) a short (up to 7 minutes) sample of recorded teaching (such as a one-on-one lesson, a workshop, or a lecture); and (2) a short (up to 3 minutes) recording of yourself performing a piece of music of your choice.

Finally, you’ll need to submit a short (up to 500 words) personal statement giving your reasons for wanting to study music education – both in general and specifically at Southampton – and identifying potential research topics.

Months of entry


Course content

Enhance your understanding of music education with a master's degree at the University of Southampton. You’ll graduate with the skills for a career in music teaching or further research on a PhD.

Our MMus Music Education degree gives you the opportunity to specialise in various elements of music education. On this course, you’ll study current trends in musicological method and critical practice, key research skills in music education, a range of instrumental teaching techniques, styles and methods, the technique, history and repertoire of your instrument or voice, and associated performance techniques.

Our academic staff are internationally noted performers with active solo and ensemble careers, and established composers of contemporary art music, electronic music, media music (for example, in film, TV and videogames), and jazz.

Information for international students

English language: Band C, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/funding/postgraduate.page

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0) 23 8059 4732