Bachelor of Music (Honours) Composition BMus (Hons)

Royal Academy of Music

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    5 (Music)
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    BMus (Hon)

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Course Summary

The BMus combines focused study in composition, with supporting academic studies. Every aspect is designed to help you towards realising your full musical potential, and to prepare you for your career in music. Our four-year Bachelor of Music (BMus) undergraduate degree programme attracts talented young musicians from across the world to study with today’s finest musicians and teachers. Principal Study includes individual lessons on your instrument or in composition, and a combination of masterclasses, performance classes, chamber music, concerts and everything else that you do in your specialism. The central component is to give you experience of performing in public concerts. We provide numerous performance opportunities, both within the Academy and throughout London. Along with every other BMus student, you will have at least one hour of one-to-one tuition per week in your Principal Study.

Successful musicians have more than pure talent. In your career in music, you will need to be able to draw on a whole range of professional and entrepreneurial skills. You will need to recognise opportunities when you see them approaching, and to make the most of them. Professional Development - preparing for a life in music is at the heart of your study. We offer a wide range of activities, events, training sessions and modules for you to hone your skill in such things as studio recording and editing techniques, self-promotion and marketing, writing CVs, making funding applications, understanding the music business and working in arts management.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal


Passes in two GCE Advanced-level (A2) or Pre-U certificate examinations, including Music.

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About this University

The Royal Academy of Music has been training musicians to the highest professional standards since its foundation in 1822. Every year, some of the most talented young musicians from over 50 countries go to study there, attracted by renowned teachers and a rich culture that broadens musical horizons, develops professional creativity and fosters entrepreneurial spirit.


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