MMus Contemporary Music Performance Course in London, UK | LCCM

Our MMus in Music Performance is rooted in the deep practice of contemporary performance, musicianship and professional ability and provides a specialised practice-based programme for aspirational career musicians within contemporary music.

Course details

This professionally focused, 12-month practice-based master’s degree in music performance aims to help students develop specialist skills as a performer, musical director, composer and arranger to an industry-leading standard through the creation of a significant body of original work demonstrating a distinctive artistic personality.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 day campus
  • Intake: October, February, June
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

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Course overview

Over the course of the year on this music performance degree, students will refine their instrumental skills, lead ensembles and create new compositions and arrangements through a range of individual lessons and group workshops and lectures. Additionally, students will devise and test strategies to launch, market and continuously develop their professional personas and then undertake a major body of creative and professional work over the summer as part of the Mmus, which could culminate in the performance of a new body of work or the completion of an industry placement.


Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent. Applicants would normally have 2 years’ relevant work experience.

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The overall objective of this course is to educate and develop individuals as managers and business specialists, adding value through an integrated, applied and critical understanding of management and organisations, as well as the development of professional, transferable and intellectual skills that are essential for successful general and strategic management in private, public and third sector organisations.


This course is designed to equip you with the skills, theoretical knowledge and connections necessary to establish a lasting career in music. The list below highlights a non-exhaustive list of the options available:

  • Professional session musician
  • Arranger
  • Musical director
  • Band member
  • Songwriter
  • Film scoring
  • Executive, manager, administrator, officer in the music or wider entertainment industry
  • Executive, manager, administrator, officer in any business
  • Music industry entrepreneur
  • Instrumental music teacher
  • Project manager

Upon graduation, students would be well-placed to pursue a PhD or other advanced degrees in music-related subject areas.


Building your confidence and knowledge of the music industry, we will prepare you for your future studies and work within the industry. You will learn how to express your ideas in formal writing and online through social media and music blogging.

  • Principal Instrument
  • Arranging
  • Performance Ensemble Workshop
  • Songwriting
  • Principal Instrument
  • Digital Distribution & Marketing
  • Writing & Recording Musician 
  • Major Project