LCCM is the highest-ranked provider of music performance and music business degrees in the UK by student satisfaction (NSS 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022). Our Central London location means you literally can’t get closer to Europe’s entertainment and music industry. Our degrees are awarded by the University for the Creative Arts, the leading arts university in national league tables (2020) and awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Above all, at LCCM we value originality and innovation, not a one-size-fits-all model for mass music education. Our passion for innovation extends from our belief that every musician, vocalist or producer is uniquely themselves and can pursue a sound and style that is compelling, fresh and true. 

Graduate opportunities and the skills demanded by employers today are radically different than in the past. Our unique approach recognises this, giving you a practical education that not only helps you master your chosen subject or instrument, but actively encourages collaboration, communication, initiative and hard work. With a reputation for nurturing creative talent, we have successfully bridged the gap between traditional universities, conservatoires and rock and pop schools, by combining the best elements of all three into a modern centre for artistic, creative and academic excellence.

Studying at LCCM

Benefits of Studying at LCCM

As a student with us, you will benefit from:

  • Leading industry tutors, modern facilities and industry-standard equipment
  • A personal, friendly and collaborative environment
  • Music degrees you can customise to match your aims and interests
  • Small class sizes in most modules to maximise learning and personal development
  • One-to-one tuition on most music degrees
  • The chance to collaborate with students on our related degrees to start exciting projects
  • A high-quality academic education that also ensures you are “work-ready”
  • Excellent access to Central London practice rooms, study space and a live music venue!
  • A creative education that will remain relevant throughout your life
Study information at LCCM

Modules and Credit
All our programmes award credit according to the modules studied. The number of credits allocated to each module reflects the curriculum, content and the expected amount of study. The table below shows an example of how this works in practice. Depending on your programme lectures, seminars, personal tutorials and group development sessions will affect your ratio of taught hours to independent study.

Credit amount per module Typical taught sessions with a tutor per year Independent study Total Study Hours
15 25 – 35 hours 120 hours 150 hours
20 30 – 50 hours 160 hours 200 hours
30 50 – 75 hours 235 hours 300 hours
40 50 – 80 hours 325 hours 400 hours


The ratio between taught sessions and independent study you will receive depends on the specific programme and module combination you choose.

Your programme is divided into stages or levels, which normally equate to a year of study.

  • For undergraduate programmes you will study for 120 credits at each stage which will count toward your final award. The level of difficulty and critical evaluation increases at each level.
  • Master’s students study for 180 credits all at level 7.

Independent study
Independent learning is a key feature of higher education and LCCM will actively facilitate this skill. There is guidance provided to help you understand the nature of independent learning on the student portal, and tutors will ensure you understand the nature and expectations for their particular module. Independent learning includes activities such as:

  • Practicing, rehearsing and developing your skills
  • Reading/listening around your study area
  • Researching information in a range of formats
  • Preparing for seminars and tutorials
  • Applying your studies in different contexts
  • Working with your peers
  • Preparing for assessments

Where possible LCCM will provide part-time study options to suit you. Part-time study is normally provided as a personalised study plan within the full-time timetable. In some instances, part-time options are only available as a separate cohort and will be dependent on minimum numbers.

Academic Calendar

LCCM programmes are timetabled across three 10 week terms. Some programmes are timetabled into 2 or three semesters. We try to keep your formal contact sessions to three days a week, giving you the flexibility to work and schedule other activities. LCCM also timetables a range of extra-curricular activities across the week.
The dates below provide term dates for the next academic years Students are expected to be available and in the UK during these times.


Undergraduate Fall Start  

Academic Year 2023/2024 

Induction: 11th – 15th September 2023 

Semester 1: 18th September – 15th December 2023 

Winter Break: 16th December  – 21st January 2024 

Semester 2:  22nd January – 31st May 2024  

Easter Break: March 25th - 14th April 2024 


Resit Period: July 15th - August 2nd 2024 



Undergraduate Winter Start 

Academic Year 2023/2024 

Induction: 22nd – 26th January 2024 

Semester 1: 29th January – 31st May 2024 

Easter Break: March 25th - 14th April 2024 

Semester 2:  3rd June – 30th August 2024  


Resit Period:  4th November  - 22nd August 2024 


Undergraduate June Start 

Academic Year 2023/2024 

Induction: 28th – 31st May 2024 

Semester 1:  3rd June – 30th August 2024  

Semester 2:  16th September – 13th December 2024  


Resit Period:  19th February - 7th March 2025 


Post Graduate 

Academic Year 2023/2024  

Induction: 18th September – 29th September 2023 

Study Block 1: 2nd October – 15th December 2023 (RW: 6th November) 

Study Block 2: 8th January – 22nd March 2024 (RW: 12th February) 

Study Block 3: 15th April – 28th June 2023 

Student Participation 

Students at LCCM are encouraged to take an active role in their education, helping organise social events, providing feedback on their programmes, & making recommendations to improve the student experience. Students can also be elected as Programme Representatives or Student Committee members. These are elected annually during Term 1.

The Student Committee
LCCM has an active Student Committee that organises social events and support activities throughout the year. The committee have developed a range of social media groups to help support everyone during their studies.
Recent projects have included

  • A regular student Podcast
  • End of year Boat Party on the Thames
  • SkillShare mentoring scheme
  • Songwriters’ Club with live events
  • Social events

You don’t need to be a committee member; all students are encouraged to get involved, volunteering to help run and co-ordinate new projects. 

Academic Representation
Elected student representatives are members of LCCM committees at all levels of the college, and all students on a programme are invited to attend the Staff Student Forums. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your professional skills, representing your peers and working with the Senior Management Team, to continuously improve the educational provision at LCCM. Examples of committees and meetings include:

  • Programme Committees
  • Academic Board
  • Senior Management Team
  • Prevent working group
  • Institutional reviews

Student Feedback

We value highly student feedback as it allows the college to evolve while taking in account the student experience. Feedback provides students with an opportunity to tell us how are we doing, what needs to be improved and what do you like. We gather feedback through:

  • Student Committee and student representation
  • Termly Surveys
  • National Student Survey
  • Annual QAA monitoring


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