Singapore Raffles Music College.

Master of Music in Performance






  • Intakes: March, September





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The Master of Music in Performance (MMus Performance) is a 12-month 180 credits postgraduate full-time programme for accomplished performers with an inquisitive mind and a flexibility to develop their research interests relating to performance.
The course will develop these skills to a more advanced level, encouraging independence of thought and practice.



Graduates will receive a Master of Music in Performance conferred by University of West London.


  • At least 20 years old
  • A Bachelor degree in Music performance or performance, or an equivalent qualification
  • For holders of other degree specializations, please provide a sound curriculum vitae/portfolio that includes a list of your musical performances, compositions, or conducting, and other musical qualifications such as performance diplomas (LCM, LTCL, LRSM) or its equivalent
  • Pass the Auditions
  • Pass English Language Requirements

Pre-Audition Requirements

  • Up to 15 minutes of performance
  • An unedited recording of two contrasting pieces

Audition Requirements

  • 35 – 40 mins
  • Different styles from different periods
  • Two references from referees (one academic)
  • An example of academic writing

As a guide, repertoire presented should be of LLCM standards. 

English Language Requirements

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5, or
  • SRMC’s English Placement Test / SRMC’s Certificate in English – Higher Advanced, or
  • Other English Language Proficiency Tests (TOEFL etc) – will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Students will undertake the following modules during their course of study.

ONE (1) Year Course

Performance Track

Year One

  • Research Informed Practice
  • Ensemble and Musical Direction Skills
  • Performance Portfolio
  • Research Methods
  • Critical Perspectives
  • Music Pedagogy
  • Masters Project


Tuition Fee  16,263.89
Non-Tuition Fees  
1. Administrative, Visa & Compliance Fee 2,250.00
2. Course Assessment & Resources Fee 2,250.00
Total Course Fee  20,763.89
University Fees 4,000.00
Membership Fee 1,500.00
Goods & Services Tax  1,981.11
Total Payable Fee  28,245.00


Additional Fees* S($)
Evaluation Fee 1,000.00

*If applicable.

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Note: All fees are inclusive of GST (Goods & Services Tax). The current Singapore GST is charged at a rate of 8%. All fees quoted are subject to other costs arising from government directives.

In Budget 2022, the Minister for Finance of Singapore announced that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate will be increased from:
(i) 7% to 8% with effect from 1 Jan 2023; and
(ii) 8% to 9% with effect from 1 Jan 2024.

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All courses have a Fee Protection Premium of 2% of the Course Fee (exclude 8% GST).



Students must gain 180 modular credits to graduate, by passing the assessment requirements for each module.


awarded by University of West London.



Master of Music in Performance


Assessment and examination methods

There are no examinations for all subjects, but students need to complete different assignments, project plans, and complete prescribed performances according to the requirements of each course. At the same time, it is necessary to meet the attendance rate according to the requirements.

Dissertation Requirements

The word count for a dissertation is 10,000 words, excluding quotations, questionnaires, and bibliography lists.

Can students choose individual or group project assignments?

Students are only allowed individual project assignments

Will students be assigned a supervisor for the dissertation?

Yes, each student will be assigned a thesis advisor.

Time and frequency of one-on-one professional lessons

Once a week, each time for one hour.

Timing and Frequency of Ensemble Lessons

2-3 hours per week.

What is the form of the performance exchange meeting for postgraduate students?

It is composed of different forms such as group projects, lectures, large-scale exchange seminars, and extra classes.

Total class time for each course

Except for the dissertation, the teaching time for each course ranges from 42-48 hours.

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