Guildhall School of Music and Drama Postgraduate

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Guildhall School of Music and Drama Postgraduate

Guildhall School of Music and Drama Postgraduate

Postgraduate Study in Music

The Guildhall School offers one of the world’s most innovative packages of postgraduate study. Qualifications available include:

*PGDip available on completion of specified modules.


Performance Pathway

The Performance Pathway offers the following Professional Specialisms:

  • Strings, Wind, Brass and Percussion Players: Advanced Instrumental Studies, Chamber Music and Orchestral Artistry in association with the LSO.
  • Keyboard Players: Advanced Instrumental Studies, Chamber Music and courses for Accompanists and Repetiteurs
  • Singers: Vocal Studies and Opera
  • Historical Performance and Jazz musicians: specific courses tailored to each area of specialist need


Composition Pathway

Composers follow a programme which includes individual lessons, classes and opportunities for live performance of their compositions and projects outside the School.

Find out more about the Composition pathway >


Leadership Pathway

The Leadership students follow an innovative programme building on the pioneering work of the School in ensemble and creative activity.

Find out more about the Leadership pathway >

Music Therapy

Aspiring Music Therapists: an intensive package of clinical, theoretical and practical activity.

Find out more about our MA Music Therapy >


Opera Making & Writing

Composers and writers focus on the creation of new opera, in association with the Royal Opera House.

Find out more about the MA Opera Making & Writing >


Artist Diploma

A highly sought-after post-Master’s programme for musicians of the highest calibre who are set to embark on an international career.

Find out more about the Artist Diploma >


MPhil/DMus or MPhil/PhD

Composers and performers follow a unique and distinctive doctoral programme exploring their own creative research by taking advantage of the School’s performing resource and well-established external partnerships.