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MMus Performance

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 and 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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