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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Music (with Honours) - BMus (Hon)

  • Location

    Stag Hill

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Why choose this course**We’re one of the UK’s leading universities for music, with our degrees ranked in the top ten by the Guardian University Guide 2021.Our music course offers training in a huge range of styles from classical and popular, to musical theatre, jazz and contemporary music. You’ll be able to make music on your own and with others, perform in orchestras, choirs and bands, and work with improvisation.As a performer, you’ll receive free instrumental/vocal lessons, enjoy 24/7 practice room access and the opportunity to take part in regular concerts. As a composer you’ll have access to excellent recording facilities, state of the art Mac labs and many opportunities to showcase your work. All music students benefit from visits by industry professionals, including: performers, composers, promoters, publishers and educators.Whether you’re interested in performance, composition, music history, analysis or the music industry itself, our experienced staff and vibrant musical community can help unlock your musical potential.**What you will study**On our course you’ll take performance and/or composition in each year. Alongside these, you’ll study music across history and within culture. You’ll develop advanced knowledge of music theory and analysis.You will graduate from our course with a BMus (Hons) qualification, which denotes a practical emphasis - we use performing and/or composing as the key ways to increase your knowledge of music and develop your musicianship. You’ll learn about music of the past and the present, in both classical and popular styles.In your final year, you will develop a large-scale individual project; this is a good example of the flexible approach you can take to your learning - it can be a substantial written investigation, or a performance or composition project, with complementary writing.On our four-year degree, you’ll also be able to take a year-long Professional Training placement and gain experience in the music and wider arts industries.

Application deadline

15 January

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A level : BBC

Overall:BBCRequired subjects: Grade B in Music.Grade 5 Theory (ABRSM) or equivalent proficiency is also required.Applicants taking an A level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element. We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers.


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University of Surrey

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  • Campus address

    University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, England

The University of Surrey has over 140 nationalities in its international community.
35% of the university’s student population is from outside the UK.
Surrey has over 90 university partners across the globe.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 87 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    149 73%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%



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