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Music Teacher Training programme


Our Music Teacher Training programme gives you the opportunity to grow, both as a musician and as an educator. Through music studies at the highest level, you will develop your skills individually as well as together with others. At Malmö Academy of Music, we will give you the tools you need to create the music education of the future.

Music Teacher Training programme (subtitles available in English under settings)

Study at Malmö Academy of Music

Through personal choices you shape your education, which will give you both depth and breadth in the areas you are passionate about. During your time at Malmö Academy of Music, you will also have the opportunity to do inspiring international exchanges.

After you have finished the programme you will have the eligibility requirements needed to teach music in primary school (grades 1-9 in Sweden) as well as upper secondary school. Our Music Teacher Training programme also prepares you for teaching in Sweden’s municipal culture and music schools. 

Come change the world with music education together with us! 

Programme content

Subject 1: music 120 ECTS
Subject 2: music specialisation or another school subject, 90/120 ECTS
Subject 3: core education subjects, 60 ECTS
Subject 4: school internship, 30 ECTS

Subject 1: Music
In the Music Teacher Training programme for upper secondary school you choose one of the following specialisations; folk/world music, classical, pop/rock, mixed genres or singer-songwriter. You can also add a specialisation in arranging/composition, choir conducting or eurythmics.

The courses included in Subject 1 focus on developing both your pedagogical and artistic abilities. Examples of courses are: individual lessons in your main instrument, guitar/piano and vocal classes. Group lessons are offered in bass and drums, ensemble, eurythmics and drama, note editing, sound engineering, methodological and didactic courses as well as courses in music history. Subject 1 also includes two independent essay projects each worth 15 ECTS.

Subject 2: Music or another school subject
If you study music as subject 2 you can choose between advanced courses (90 ECT) at Malmö Academy of Music. If you choose to study another school subject (90/120 ECTS) you will do this at Lund University. Available combinations are: English, Swedish, history, modern languages, mathematics, physics, religion or Swedish as a second language.

Qualifications and eligibility

To be accepted at the Music Teacher Training programme you need to meet both basic eligibility and have approved admissions tests in your main instrument. You also need level 3 in Swedish.


Sara Engblom
Programme administrator
sara [dot] engblom [at] mhm [dot] lu [dot] se (sara[dot]engblom[at]mhm[dot]lu[dot]se)
Phone: +46 40 32 54 19