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MSc in Performing Arts Medicine

Performing Arts Medicine RCM Trinity PPL

This is a unique collaboration between University College London, The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine, The Royal College of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

It provides specialist training in Performing Arts Medicine.

Aimed at but not limited to General Practitioners, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Hand Therapists, Sports and Exercise Physicians, Rheumatologists, Orthopaedic Surgeons and Specialists in Psychotherapeutic Treatments, wishing to understand more about the dancers, singers, actors and musicians health issues.

Programme Overview

The programme will introduce the key areas relating to musculoskeletal and neuromuscular injury, performance psychology, prescribed and self medicated pharmacology, hyper-mobility, dystonias, disability and special senses of the performing artist. There will also be considerable emphasis on the multi faceted aspects of pathology experienced by performers, thorough assessment clinics and in depth rehabilitation programming. As well as input from industry experts and those working at the cutting edge of performing arts research. This course will equip clinicians with specialised knowledge and provide a baseline qualification which may eventually become a minimum requirement for health professionals working in this field.

This course will provide clinicians with specialised knowledge expert referal information. It is hoped that this MSc will eventually become a minimum requirement  for health professionals working in this field.

Teaching will take place through a combination of formal lectures, practical sessions, clinics and field trips, and will be delivered by lecturers who are highly experienced in their field. Up to date, evidence based practice will be emphasised throughout and students' contribution through discussion is considered key.

To attain the MSc, a research project must be completed otherwise a Diploma will be awarded on satisfactory completion of the course and examinations. This course is open to both medical and non medical graduates with an appropriate background. Bursaries and linked resident medical officer posts may also be available.

Duration of Programme:
Full-time: one calendar year
Part-time: two years

Entrance Requirements

- Primary medical or allied health sciences degree e.g. medicine, physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic, nursing, dance science, performance science and other related degrees considered on merit.

- Knowledge of English - IELTS – 6.5 or above or equivalent (with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests)
For further information please visit the Admissions Web pages.

Number of students admitted – Maximum 20

Fees and scholarships

 How to apply

You may choose to apply online or download application materials, for details visit:

The closing date for applications is 30th July each year.