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MMus Performance(Part-Time)

Year 1

(Award available for year: Master of Music)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:
• demonstrate in-depth specialist knowledge of performance techniques and an advanced understanding of concepts informed by knowledge across the discipline;
• exhibit confidence in their own area of performance, as well as developing interpretative and/or pedagogic awareness;
• demonstrate an ability to perform a substantial recital programme at an advanced level;
• take a proactive and self-reflective role in working, through the evaluation of their own performances and those of others, and to develop professional relationships with fellow-musicians, repetiteurs and instrumental/vocal teachers, as appropriate;
• evaluate current issues and research in the discipline, and demonstrate these through performance or in the context of written work;
• demonstrate ability as an effective independent learner;
• demonstrate an awareness of contextual information to help situate their performances effectively

Transferable (key) skills

Masters (Taught), Postgraduate Diploma & Postgraduate Certificate students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities as defined in the modules specified for the programme:
• the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry or area of professional practice;
• evaluating their own achievement and that of others;
• self direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;
• independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;
• critically to engage in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms.


Achievement for the degree of Master (taught programme) will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:
• evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within the discipline;
• demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;
• drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;
• evaluating and criticising received opinion;
• make reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.


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