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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The Music BMus (Hons) degree at City will suit anyone interested in developing their knowledge and passion for music. The course enables you to immerse yourself in a subject you love, providing the opportunity to learn and create in a highly energised and supportive department with internationally recognised staff who share your devotion to music.The course will appeal to students who want to actively perform and make music. City offers a wide range of ensembles, including classical, contemporary, jazz and world music, regular concerts and a summer festival – all giving you the opportunity to perform and discover world-class musicians.As part of the overall tuition, we offer a competitive 20 hours per year of solo instrumental/vocal tuition. For composers there are many opportunities to have their works performed by leading professional ensembles. Plus, we offer seven performance scholarships worth £2,000.Whatever your future ambitions, this degree will prepare you for a wide range of careers and postgraduate study options in music, including composition and performance. To help you prepare for a rewarding career, you have the option to take a sandwich year on a work placement or study at one of our partner institutions abroad. You will also gain highly transferable writing, presentation and IT skills, equipping you for a variety of graduate-level careers.During your BMus (Hons) Music degree at City, you will take an exciting, global and interdisciplinary approach to the study of Music, blending theory and practice.The course combines excellent graduate prospects, exceptional academics and outstanding facilities within a supportive musical community in a central London location, enabling you to immerse yourself in every aspect of music whilst gaining an exciting new perspectives on music and its relationships with culture, technology and society through a close study of classical, popular and world music.On the course you will develop a broad framework of knowledge and experience that is essential for today's musicians. You will also learn with highly accomplished professionals active in or around London, many of them also teaching at the leading conservatoires in the city.We offer a wide choice of modules, so you can focus your studies on the areas that interest you most. Students pursuing solo performance receive instrumental or vocal tuition at City from leading professional performers.The value of a music degree and the wide range of employability skills that music students develop is widely recognised by employers, and this is evidenced by our outstanding employment statistics: 100% of our graduates were in employment or further study six months after graduation (DLHE 2016/17)

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 15,160per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : ABB

including A Level Music and at least a good Grade 7 performance qualification (or equivalent). An audition can be arranged in lieu of a performance qualification. We accept Grade 8 Theory in lieu of ‘A’ Level Music, subject to candidates achieving the requisite ABB (or equivalent) in other subjects.

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University information

City, University of London

  • University League Table

    57th

  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 85 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    137 63%

    29th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    52nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    58th

    44

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