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University of Reading

Whiteknights , Reading Berkshire ,United Kingdom


Start date: September 2019 (full-time or part-time) and January 2020 (part-time only)
Deepen your understanding of the theoretical and contextual issues related to your professional life as a music teacher on our flexible MA Education (Music Education).
This pathway is designed to be flexible to meet the needs of busy professionals and to reflect your own interests. At the Institute of Education, we recognise the uniqueness of every student and we address our teaching to suit your individual needs. This course is offered on both a full-time and part-time basis.
You will deepen your understanding of the theoretical and contextual issues related to your professional life as a music teacher, and evaluate aspects of your practice.
Based in our purpose-built music education department, you will complete modules which focus on musical leadership, choral education, music technology, assessment in music, and musical cognition. The programme's design enables you to benefit from a wide choice of generic modules that explore education and research, as well as specific musical interests.
You will be taught by a diverse and incredibly experienced community of academics, and benefit from the breadth of their expertise and backgrounds in educating and influencing policy.
Our teaching is interactive, experiential and innovative. We utilise a wide variety of technologies to enhance your learning, including making use of presentation tools, interactive whiteboards, mixed media, social media and mobile technologies in our teaching and screen capture in assessment.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). Apart from the standard university entry requirements, we normally expect students to have a professional background in education with experience of teaching. Ideally we would like students to have had at least two years’ experience of teaching but will consider applications from good students with at least one year’s experience. If you have a slightly lower degree qualification than usual, this can be compensated for by good teaching experience.

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 16045 GBP
    Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
    Application Fee: N/A
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