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Trinity Laban is delighted to be offering 4 bursaries for study on The Teaching Musician for Masters level study for entry in 2021 supported by the Scops Arts Trust.

Each bursary is worth £3,500 and typically equates to 60% of the Masters programme fees. The bursaries will be targeted to support music educators in financial need.

In order to apply you should:

  • Have permanent residency in the UK (the bursary scheme is open to all applicants regardless of nationality)
  • Have a combined household income that is less than £30,000 (demonstrated by financial accounts)
  • Have already applied to The Teaching Musician programme via UCAS Conservatoires

Assessment criteria:

  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Articulates professional ambition & development needs
  • Promotes equality and diversity in music education practice

The Teaching Musician

Delivered by expert practitioners through a combination of online and face to face learning, The Teaching Musician is a flexible programme designed to fit around a professional career as a music educator. The programme offers music educators working in any genre or educational setting the opportunity to reflect, engage with research and learn as part of a diverse community of musicians. Find out More

Application Process

Please note that applications to the programme will need to be made via UCAS Conservatoires before a bursary application is made. The deadline for applications both via UCAS Conservatoires and bursaries is Friday 1st January 2021.

A panel will assess your application and you will be will be notified by Thursday 7th January 2021 if you have been successful. You will be asked to provide supporting evidence of your declared household income (e.g. annual tax return(s) of those in the household, evidence of benefits) should you be successful.

Please note: Bursaries will be deducted from the student’s fees at source. Bursary recipients are expected to complete the MA over 3 years and the cost will be spread as such– please refer to The Teaching Musician Programme Brochure for further details. Recipients will be responsible for paying the remainder of their fees as per Trinity Laban’s payment deadlines at the start of each year of study.


How will my award be paid?

The award will be in the form of a fee reduction, applied equally over the 3 component blocks (A, B & C) on the Teaching Musician Masters level programme. You will be invoiced for any fees remaining at the start of each year of study. As a guide, this will be around £883 for Block A before the programme starts on 20th February 2021 which you can choose to pay all at once or in instalments across the year.

Can I study Block A flexibly over 2 years if I receive a Scops Bursary?

We can only offer Scops Bursaries to those wishing to study Block A in year 1, (2021) B in year 2 (2022) and C in year 3 (2023). For more information about study options, please see the Programme Brochure

What happens if I am unable to complete my study programme?

The conservatoire reserves the right to withdraw an award from any student who withdraws from study or who is removed from the programme for reasons of inappropriate behaviour and also to require the reimbursement of award monies from students failing to complete their programme (pro-rata, based on length of academic year that remains uncompleted).

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