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Course Overview

This course focuses on the development of the essential practical, creative and artistic skills that underpin high-level chamber music performance. On the course, you will form ensembles that allow you to study the repertoire that best supports your musical and technical development, across a range of styles, genres and combinations to suit your interests. Specialist chamber performance classes, led by experienced chamber musicians, will cover key areas including rehearsal techniques, ensemble sound, listening skills and group communication (verbal and non-verbal). Through individual principal study tuition, you will continue to develop instrumental skills, as well as working on chamber music repertoire for assessments and other performance projects.


  • Experience advanced principal study tuition from professional musicians

  • International masterclass series

  • Fully integrated performance programme by international artists

  • Wide range of performance opportunities in world-class facilities

  • Outward-looking, flexible programme, allowing you to tailor your pathway

  • Option to focus extensively on Principal Study

  • Options to develop expertise in key areas of professional practice through Professional Projects, linked to real-world experiences

  • Cross-disciplinary opportunities to work with Drama embedded in the programme

  • Access to specialist mentors to support Professional Project work and broaden network of contacts

  • Inclusive practice built into the programme

  • Research and reflection underpinning development of creative artistry

  • Drawing on industry and innovation as cornerstones of individual career development

  • Opportunity to create and curate own performance projects

  • Focus on employability and transferable skills

Course Structure

Please note that, while the information below reflects the programme offered to date, it may be subject to amendment and change in future years. Students are always consulted on such change and details are made available to applicants holding offers.

In order to progress from year one to year two on a two-year postgraduate course, students normally have to pass all first year modules.


Entry Requirements

Entry is by audition and candidates should be able to demonstrate a level of performance ability appropriate for professional training. Minimum entry requirements usually include a 2:1 degree in music or an equivalent qualification. Candidates who have been studying or working in another field will be considered.

International Applicants

International applicants whose first language is not English will need to demonstrate that their English language ability meets the College’s minimum requirements. Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of accepted English language tests and required scores.

Tuition Fees for 2023-2024

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