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UCL (University College London): Performing Arts Medicine

Institution UCL (University College London) View institution profile
Department Division of Surgery & Interventional Science
Study type Taught


Performing Arts Medicine at UCL offers a unique programme as an MSc, PGDip (Blended Online & Campus Delivery) or PGCert (Distance Learning). It provides specialised training to those interested or already involved in health services or health education to this very special sector of instrumental musicians, singers, dancers, actors, circus artists and other performing artists.

The MSc and Diploma cover musculoskeletal injury, performance psychology, pain management, assessment and rehabilitation, disability, travelling and touring, dance and music performance science, management of the professional voice and research methodology. MSc students also engage in a research project and dissertation. The Certificate is a limited curriculum version for non-clinicians or clinicians who wish to upgrade to MSc or Diploma at a later time.

The PGCert is offered by distance learning only and more information can be found at 

Students undertake modules up to the value of 180 credits depending on their course.

The MSc programme consists of eight core taught modules (120 credits) and the research project (60 credits).

The Postgraduate Diploma consists of eight core taught modules (120 credits).

The Postgraduate Certificate consists of four core taught modules (60 credits).

Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded a MSc in Performing Arts Medicine. Upon successful completion of 120 credits, you will be awarded a PG Dip in Performing Arts Medicine. Upon successful completion of 60 credits, you will be awarded a PG Cert in Performing Arts Medicine.


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