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University of Huddersfield

UCAS Code: W300 | Bachelor of Music (with Honours) - BMus (Hon)

Entry requirements

A level

B,B,B-B,C,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

or above.

120-104 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM-DMM

T Level

M

UCAS Tariff

120-104

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications alongside evidence of prior Music or Music Technology experience (which could be offered either through formal qualifications or a portfolio of creative work). ?

About this course

This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2024

Subject

Music

Whether you’re a performer, composer, researcher, or all three, you’ll from a broad range of options on our Music BMus(Hons) course. This allows you to tailor your music degree to your creative and professional interests, preparing you for careers that fulfil your ambitions and harness your creativity.

You can explore different musical styles, genres, and traditions, develop as a performer, and create your own music, keeping your options broad or specialising as a composer, musicologist, or performer.

This course will equip you for a range of careers as a musician, whether performing, teaching, or writing music, or adopting a mixture of different roles. You can also secure both short and year-long industry placements to enhance your prospects.

**Why Study Music BMus(Hons) at University of Huddersfield?**
We’re ranked 27th in the world for Performing Arts (QS World University Subject Rankings 2023) and scooped the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our ‘world-leading work to promote, produce and present contemporary music to an international audience. Plus, 95% of graduates from this course are in work and/or further study 15 months after graduating (Unistats 20/21 data, UK domiciled graduates).

You’ll study in state-of-the-art professional standard facilities, accessing rehearsal spaces, recording studios, two dedicated concert halls, and a large selection of equipment and instruments.

Working with experienced tutors, internationally recognised researchers, and visiting industry professionals, you’ll collaborate with our instrumental and vocal teachers. A range of artists will visit campus, too; past visitors include Matt Stiff (professional opera singer, former G4 member, and Huddersfield graduate), and Nitin Sawhney (producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and orchestral composer).

Explore the latest music in the annual Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, too, and experience cutting edge music at our Electric Spring Festival.

**Professional Bodies**
Huddersfield is a corporate member of the Independent Society of Musicians (ISM).

At Huddersfield you’ll also study the Global Professional Award alongside your degree† so that you gain valuable qualities and experiences that could help you to get the career you want, no matter what your field of study is.

†full-time, undergraduate first degrees with a minimum duration of three years. This does not include postgraduate, foundation, top-up, accelerated or apprenticeship degrees.

**Why Huddersfield?**
Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.

Modules

Year 1 modules include:
• Performance Skills 1
• Introduction to Music Research
• Introduction to Analysis
• Composition 1.

To see the full range of modules and descriptions (including year 1 option modules), visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment methods

The course is taught via lectures, seminars, workshops, individual tutorials, practical workshops, composition clinics, masterclasses, and rehearsals. Individually devised projects may also involve off-campus placements.

Students are encouraged to participate in bands, directed ensembles, chamber music and concert attendance, on and off campus.

Assessment is via written and oral examinations, dissertations, essays, seminar papers, analyses, practical projects, composition folios and more.

Your module specification/course handbook provides full details of the assessment criteria.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£16,500
per year
International
£16,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

For more information about our Music scholarships see our website - https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/music-scholarships/

The Uni

Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Department of Music and Design Arts (AHMDA)

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What students say

We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

94%
Music

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Music

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
63%
Male students
37%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation

The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Music

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
44%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Other elementary services occupations

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Music

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£15k

£15k

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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