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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

If you are a classical, jazz, or popular musician who wants to focus particularly on Performance – as a soloist or in one of our many bands and ensembles – then this course is for you. It is designed for expert performers with a passion for performing and improvising across a variety of styles and contexts. Alongside performance, you’ll have opportunities to study composition and musicology. In your musicology modules you’ll be able to explore how music and performance have developed through history. You could choose to specialise in subjects like early music, popular music, experimental music, film music, world music, or opera and musical theatre. * QS World University Subject Rankings 2019 ranked the University of Huddersfield 25th in the world for 'Performing Arts'. * You’ll be taught by leading academics, a number of whom are also professional performers with active international careers as soloists and ensemble members. * You’ll have up to 20 hours of individual tuition per year on your main study, provided by our team of expert instrumental and vocal tutors. * You can opt to spend a year abroad studying performance or choose to take a year-long placement with an employer. * You will study in the purpose-built Richard Steinitz Building, a state-of-the-art creative hub with many practice rooms, rehearsal spaces, and professional-standard recording studios. You'll also have access to a large instrument collection and two purpose-built on-campus concert halls. * We have been awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for ‘world-leading work to promote, produce and present contemporary music to an international audience'. Masterclasses and workshops are a regular feature of the course, given by distinguished visiting performers such as Emma Kirkby (soprano), euphonium player David Childs, pianist Martin Roscoe, Wissam Boustany (flute), drummers Mike Heaton (Embrace) and Craig Blundell (Roland), bassist Jah Wobble (PiL), guitarist Alex Hutchins (Michael Jackson), saxophonist Snake Davies (Take That) and trumpet player John Thirkell (Bruno Mars, Kylie Minogue, Stevie Wonder). Staff and students alike give frequent concerts, forming new ensembles, and exploring new and unfamiliar repertoire. We have numerous links with a range of ensembles, organisations and venues, including Opera North, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Arts Council, Yellow Arch Studios, and the Leadmill. The BMus Music Performance course is designed for outstanding performers who want to concentrate on developing as a solo and ensemble musician across popular or classical music genres. You can work in ensembles and bands throughout your course as well as receiving one-to-one tuition on your voice or instrument from our expert tutors. With the support of our amazing performance and production facilities and staff, you will develop as a creative, practical and versatile musician through modules such as conducting, song writing, improvisation and orchestration. Whether your ambition is to be a session musician, a brass band director, an opera singer or touring guitarist BMus Music Performance will help you build the foundations of your musical journey. ~ Emily Worthington, Lecturer in Music. Professional links and accreditation: The University of Huddersfield are corporate members of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) (https://www.ism.org/), the UK's professional body for musicians and a nationally recognised subject association for music. Studying Music at Huddersfield provides numerous opportunities for you to develop the professional skills and connections that will help you succeed in the field as a graduate. Every aspect of our courses - performance, composition, musicology, education, and arts administration - includes significant opp

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,000per year

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

University information

University of Huddersfield

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  • Campus address

    University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, Kirklees, HD1 3DH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    31st out of 85 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    130 60%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%



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