School of Academic/ Faculty

NUS Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YST)

Course Highlight/ Description

The Master of Music Leadership (MMusL) is a graduate coursework programme designed to support musicians who want to advance their skills and be leaders of change within the rapidly evolving musical landscape in Singapore and the world.

With an emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation, the MMusL programme equips graduates to keep pace with the changes wrought by rapid technological development, digitialisation of the music profession and the societal need for inter- and cross-disciplinary competences and collaboration. Flexibility is also integrated into the curriculum, to aid in developing each student’s unique artistic trajectory. Graduates will thus emerge with an increased versatility that will allow them to adapt more quickly and effectively in their current and future career paths.

Why This Programme?

- Cultivate leadership and music entrepreneurial skills within a learning environment that keeps abreast of and contributes to the evolution of the musical landscape.

- Attain excellence in individual practice to enhance artistic vision and credibility with the support of a well-established yet constantly innovating institution.

- Be empowered as a future leader of the music industry, with critical thinking skills within and across disciplines, diversified knowledge and skillsets, and access to various world-class faculties within NUS.

Head over to the programme page to know more!



Course Duration

Full-time: 12–24 months; Part-time: 30–48 months

Entry Requirement

Bachelor of Music or equivalent degree from an approved institution of higher education in music

Note: Alternatively, candidates may be evaluated based on significant contributions and demonstrable professional accomplishments in music-related fields (see Skill/Experience requirement below), and on a case-by-case basis.

For holders of Bachelor’s Degrees other than the above, professional experience in music-related industries

English Language:
Applicants whose native tongue and medium of university instruction is not completely in English:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum score of 100 (Internet-based) and a minimum score of 22 for the writing section, or
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum Academic score 7.0, or
A good pass in the Diagnostic English Test

Note: TOEFL / IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date and should not have expired at point of application. Expired scores will not be considered for the application.

Total Estimated Fee

S$43,000.00 (excluding GST) / S$46,010.00 (including GST)

Campus Branches

Kent Ridge Campus