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Course Overview

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Music BMus (Hons)

Your skills as a performer and/or composer will be further enhanced through the study of modules in Music History, Contextual Studies and Music Technologies. In the second and third years, modules in Solo, Ensemble and Jazz performance allow you to develop your skills and expand your repertoire. Our final year Public Recital module equips you with the skills to present a public performance in an external venue. From liaising with venues, designing a programme and creating marketing resources, this module gives you a glimpse into the real world of performance. The practical application of orchestration and composition is emphasised through collaborative projects and workshops with instrumentalists. With modules that prepare you for careers as instrumental/vocal tutors, we are one of the few music departments in the country to offer an undergraduate module in Music Therapy.

eNTRY Requirements

  • If applicants meet the academic requirements, after further scrutiny of the application, they may be asked to submit a video of two contrasting pieces.

  • Applicants are required, in the video, to demonstrate practical music skills which equate to ABRSM Grade 8 or equivalent.

  • Successful applicants will not be required to attend a formal audition. They will instead be invited to a BMus Offer Holder Visit Day in order to visit the department and meet with the BMus team and current students. It is likely these Offer Holder Visit Days will take place in February. An invitation will follow your offer.

  • Entry requirements indicate the standard (minimum) qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

Minimum year 1

SQA Higher

Standard Entry Requirement

ABCC including Music at Grade A and English or other literary subject* at Grade B

Applicants must also pass ABRSM or Trinity Guildhall Grade 5 Theory test or London College of Music Grade 5

*The information above may be subject to change, please click here for latest information.

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