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Course Overview


Music BMus (Hons)

Our music staff possess a wide range of research expertise encompassing aspects of performance, composition and musicology. Facilities for music students are first-class, including electroacoustic music studios, a collection of historical instruments and a world music centre. Our full time degree programmes comprise the following:

  • BMus with Honours

  • BMus with Honours (Education)

  • BMus with Honours (Community Music)

  • MA Music Studies

Degree Options

Following core music studies, in which students are able to develop skills in performance, composition, musicianship and music history, one of three Honours programmes is chosen. BMus with Honours is a music degree; the BMus with Honours (Education) programme leads to a qualification to teach in secondary schools and the BMus with Honours (Music & Communities)applies musical skills while working in a range of communities.

eNTRY Requirements

  • Please note: for entry to the BMus (Education) with honours programme the following are requirements:

    Higher English at grade C or above, or GCSE English Language and English Literature at grade C or above or equivalent.

    National 5 Maths at grade C or above, or Applications of Maths (previously known as Lifeskills Mathematics) at grade C or above; Standard Grade Mathematics at grade 1 or 2, or GCSE Mathematics at grade B or above, or equivalent.

  • Minimum Entry Requirements for the Bachelor of Music (BMus)

  • (For the MA in Music Studies, see Arts and Social Science above.)

  • Music Qualifications

  • Candidates should demonstrate musical attainment and potential. Candidates should have Grade VIII Associated Board (or equivalent) in their main instrument/voice or who show great potential and intend to take Grade VIII. Musical skills are assessed at interview, at which competence on piano will need to be demonstrated. Further information about the interview process is available on the Music Department website. Applicants outside the UK must also meet the above performance requirement.


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