Modes and duration
- Full-time: 1 year
- Part-time: 2 years
- Flexible: up to 2 years
Tuition Fees (2015/16)
- £11,125 (FT) £5,560 (PT)
- £22,350 (FT) £11,125 (PT)
- All applicants:
- 22 August 2015
A primary medical qualification (MBBS, two years post-qualification) or a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university in a relevant discipline (e.g. medicine, physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic, nursing, sports science) or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Good
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
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The MSc covers key areas including musculoskeletal and neuromuscular injury, ergonomics, focal dystonias, differential diagnoses, performance psychology, drugs and self medication, and assessment and rehabilitation of injury. Alongside detailed clinical teaching and method there will be practical content relating to the performing arts industry, law, research, and dance and voice science.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of eight compulsory modules (120 credits) and the research project (60 credits).
A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time nine months, part-time two years) is offered.
- Musculoskeletal and Neuromuscular Performance Related Injury
- Research Methods and Project Initiation
- Environmental Issues, Travelling and Touring, Governance and the Law
- Drugs and Disability within the Performing Arts World
- Performance Psychology
- Assessment and Wellness of the Performing Artists
- Rehabilitation of Performance Related Injury
- Medical Problems of Dancers and Instrumentalists
- There are no optional modules for this degree.
All MSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 10,000 words, a presentation and individual viva.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, practical sessions, workshops, demonstrations and group discussions. Assessment is through written examinations, a group project, coursework, objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) and the research project, individual viva and presentation.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
Graduates of this programme will have a real appreciation of the vast diversity of the subject and a robust understanding of the field of Performing Arts Medicine and will have acquired the necessary transferable skills that will allow them to work as a health professional in this area. The programme will also provide a stimulus to further research activity in this new and exciting field.
Why study this degree at UCL?
No other existing MSc programme currently in the UK brings together all elements of Performing Arts Medicine. This unique programme has been designed to provide a minimum standard for health professionals entering this field.
The programme is taught in conjunction with the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine, The Royal College of Music and Trinity-Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Lecturers are nationally and internationally renowned, and are leading researchers and writers in Performing Arts Medicine.
Students will benefit from the significant clinical content within the MSc, and opportunities for field trips to performing arts arenas.
Student / staff ratios › 140 staff › 228 taught students › 91 research students
Department: Division of Surgery & Interventional Science
Application and next steps
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
Who can apply?
We welcome students from clinical and performance science backgrounds to come and access UCL's expertise. Postgraduate students are accepted from diverse backgrounds including medicine, manual therapy, physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic, nursing and performance science. If your specialism is not listed we will review each applicant on an individual basis.
- All applicants
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now
What are we looking for?When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Performing Arts Medicine at graduate level
- why you want to study Performing Arts Medicine at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to this programme
- how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree