Taught course

Music Education: Group Teaching and Leadership

University of York · School of Arts and Creative Technologies

Entry requirements

2:1 or equivalent in Music. We will also consider your application if you have a 2:2 and significant relevant professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Work with research-active staff to develop and refine your group teaching and leadership skills with an MA in Music Education.

This unique course integrates theory and reflective practice so you can gain an understanding of the philosophy and psychology of music education. You’ll explore inclusive approaches to supporting musical development in early childhood, primary and secondary education, and with learners with special educational needs and/or disabilities.
You'll deepen your knowledge of music education, focusing on scholarship relating to effective and inclusive pedagogy. You'll then have opportunities to apply this knowledge in practical group settings.
Our friendly teaching team of professional music leaders and educators will provide the support and resources you need to succeed in your professional and personal development.
You'll be part of a lively and inclusive departmental community, and we will encourage you to participate in our departmental ensembles, attend weekly concerts and research seminars, and take full advantage of our departmental facilities.

Information for international students

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

IELTS 6.5, minimum of 6.0 in each component

For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    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

Dr Caroline Waddington-Jones
+44 (0)1904 323018