Music teacher education in Ireland and United Kingdom


  • Lucía Herrera Torres University of Granada
  • Oswaldo Lorenzo Quiles University of Granada
  • Almudena Ocaña Fernández University of Granada

Palabras clave:

Programme analysis, musical training in higher education, music in general education, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom


In the frame of the international project ALPHA II-0448-A (Evaluation of Music Teacher Education Programmes), this paper makes a content analysis of all the music teacher education programmes of Ireland and United Kingdom. This review was made with emphasis on the educational dimension of the musical training given by the institutions of these two countries. Programme analysis denotes a clear parallelism between music teacher education in Ireland and the UK. It was also found a big disparity in undergraduate and graduate degrees among the programmes studied.