MA Community Music

MA Community Music

You will reflect deeply on your existing practice on this course, while receiving support from your supervisors, as well as the wider ICCM community, to challenge and test new ideas through conducting research and exploring theoretical frameworks. Your own practice is at the heart of this course, with an independent supervised project alongside two distinctive modules; Community Music Perspectives and Research Ideas and Practices.

As part of this course you will become a member of the ICCM, which will provide you with an array of special opportunities to contribute to the development and growth of community music practice and scholarship worldwide. You will have the opportunity to play a key part in developing the activities of the Centre, which includes student research symposiums, our online journal Transform: New Voices in Community Music and in networking events.

Entry Requirements


Entry onto this postgraduate course requires a minimum of a 2:1 undergraduate degree in a related subject.

If your undergraduate degree is not in a related field but you have extensive experience of arts practice, your application will be considered.

International Students

If you're an international student, you'll need to demonstrate experience, or qualifications equivalent to those above.

If your first language is not English you must show evidence of English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Interview and portfolio

Entry onto this postgraduate course is subject to attending an interview.

At interview you will be asked to give a presentation which will:

  • Demonstrate your readiness for graduate level practice
  • Show evidence of your engagement with critical thinking.

You will also be asked to prepare a presentation outlining the key questions you wish to reflect upon during the programme of study and how these are related to your practice.

We are happy to arrange interviews via Skype for overseas students.

APEL policy

If you can't meet these minimum requirements it may be possible to take into account evidence of Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) as an alternative method of meeting the programme’s entry requirements. In such a case, appropriate references and records of employment might be presented to support the applicant’s case for admission.

Course Details

The Reflective Practitioner
Community Music Perspectives
Community Music Independent Project

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