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University of Reading

Education (Music Education)

The aim of this course is to enable those with experience of music education to deepen their understanding of the theoretical and contextual issues related to their work, and to undertake extended reflective evaluation of aspects of their practice.

Working in our purpose-built music education department, and in conjunction with our extensive partnership of school and community-based music organisations, you will be able to develop both your musical skills and your knowledge of music education.

The Music Education pathway within the MA/PG Diploma in Education enables you to benefit from a wide choice of generic modules that explore education and educational research as well as specifically musical interests.

Entry requirements

You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). If you have other qualifications and a number of years' relevant work experience then you may also be eligible to apply.

You should also have prior experience of music or music education study at higher education level, or equivalent experience as a music teacher.

Course modules

Modules include:

  • Music in Education
  • Conceptual Issues in Music Education
  • Music Making: Leadership in School and Community
  • Musical Development: Appraisal and Assessment


These course fees cover the cost of your tuition. Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
PgDip Full-time £ 7,000 (Academic year) Home/EU 1 Years
PgDip Full-time £ 14,900 (Academic year) International 1 Years
PgDip Part-time Home/EU 12 36 Months
PgDip Part-time International 12 36 Months

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