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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 love popular music and want to develop your songwriting or performing skills, or want to understand more about how popular music works, our Popular Music BMus(Hons) course is ideal. You will have the opportunity to work with commercially successful musicians who can help you build on your composing and production talents and you’ll benefit from the chance to make music in a lively student environment.During your studies we’ll look at a wide range of topics from production and performance through to songwriting and composition. We’ll also look at popular music in its historical, global and cultural contexts.* QS World University Subject Rankings 2019 ranked the University of Huddersfield 25th in the world for 'Performing Arts' - (https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2019/performing-arts)* You will have the opportunity to work with commercially successful tutors who can help you build on your composing and production talents.* The course offers an optional placement year to help give you the edge in your chosen career.* 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.* You’ll have the opportunity to take part in masterclasses and workshops given by distinguished visiting performers.Popular music is a highly competitive industry, so we’ll do all we can to help you on your way to a career. We’ll give you the opportunity to develop industry-standard practices and techniques, while learning how to break the rules to unleash your creativity. You’ll choose your own focus, specialising in songwriting, performing, production or a mixture of subjects, whether concentrating on guitar music, pop, electronica or your own new style.We’ll also give you the chance to learn from some leading musicians and practitioners – recent workshops have been led by the likes of electronic musician and DJ Richie Hawtin, drummers Mike Heaton, Bill Bruford and Craig Blundell, bassist Jah Wobble, guitarist Alex Hutchins, saxophonist Snake Davies, and trumpeter John Thirkell. Professional links and accreditation: This BA(Hons) course is accredited by the Joint Audio Media Education Support (JAMES) (https://www.jamesonline.org.uk/). This means this course has been acknowledged by industry professionals to meet the industry needs. This accreditation is reviewed on a regular basis. 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.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,000per year

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University information

University of Huddersfield

  • University League Table


  • 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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