MSc in Performance Science

Applications for 2017/18

Application deadline: 5 January 2017 *
Interviews: Week commencing 23 January 2017
Start of teaching: September 2017

Application fee: £50 (payable via UCAS Conservatoires) *

* Late applications will be accepted and processed according to programme capacity. The fee for late applications is £60 (payable via UCAS Conservatoires).


Admission criteria

Entry requirements will normally be a first degree with a 2:1 class or above (or equivalent international qualification) in music, another performing art, or a subject related to performance science, such as education, psychology, sociology, or biology.

Applications from overseas students are welcome. If your first language is not English, you must achieve IELTS overall 7 with at least 5.5 in each component or equivalent. Further information can be found on our English Language Requirements page.  

Fees and funding 

Tuition fees are revised annually. For the latest information, see the Tuition fees

Online application

Applications to study can be made online through the UCAS Conservatoires.

Interview

Following submission of the online application, shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in person or (exceptionally) by telephone. We appreciate that some candidates may not have prior experience in all areas covered on the programme; however, we expect applicants to be familiar with some of the performance science literature, as well as concepts in empirical research.

Click here for a list of suggested reading.

Clarke E, Dibben N, & Pitts S (2009), Music and Mind in Everyday Life, Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780198525578. (See OUP.)

McPherson GE (2006), The Child as Musician, Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780198530329. (See OUP.) 

Parncutt R & McPherson GE (2002), The Science and Psychology of Music Performance, Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780195138108. (See OUP.)

Williamon A (ed.) (2004), Musical Excellence, Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780198525356. (See OUP.)

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