Music Performance at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

Our Music Performance BMus(Hons) degree is designed for performance specialists (including pop and classical singers and all types of instrumentalists) who are keen to benefit from expert individual tuition. If you have a passion for solo work, band and ensemble performance, this course will suit you. You'll study composition, songwriting, musicology, and technology modules that will enhance and support your development as a performer. Why Study Music Performance BMus(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? You’ll study in state-of-the-art facilities, with access to a range of rehearsal spaces, industry-standard recording studios, two dedicated concert halls, and a large selection of equipment and instruments. Leading academics will teach you, many of whom are professional performers with active international careers as soloists and ensemble members. Up to 20 hours of individual tuition per year on your main study is provided by our team of expert instrumental and vocal tutors, supplemented by masterclasses and workshops by visiting professionals. The chance to learn from visiting artists – past artists include Matt Stiff, professional Opera singer, former member of G4 and Huddersfield graduate and Nitin Sawhney, producer, songwriter, multi- instrumentalist, and orchestral composer – is also a benefit, and we’re ranked 27th in the world for Performing Arts (QS World University Subject Rankings, 2023). Plus, 90% of graduates from this course are in work and/or further study 15 months after graduating (Unistats 20/21 data, UK domiciled graduates). We were also awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our ‘world-leading work to promote, produce and present contemporary music to an international audience. Following the course, you might pursue a career in performance, music technology, music studies, music production, music, or film production. Or you may go into songwriting, composition, or even public relations within the music industry. Professional Bodies Huddersfield is a corporate member of the Independent Society of Musicians (ISM). At Huddersfield you’ll study the Global Professional Award alongside your degree† so that you gain valuable qualities and experiences that could help you to get the career you want, no matter what your field of study is. †full-time, undergraduate first degrees with a minimum duration of three years. This does not include postgraduate, foundation, top-up, accelerated or apprenticeship degrees. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Year 1 modules include: • Solo Performance 1 • Performance Skills 1 • Introduction to Music Research. To see the full range of modules and descriptions (including year 1 option modules), visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

You'll learn via a range of teaching and learning formats, including lectures, seminars, individual tutorials, practical workshops, composition clinics, masterclasses and rehearsals. Opportunities for individually devised projects that may involve off-campus placements. Assessment includes written and oral examinations, dissertations, essays, seminar papers, analyses, practical projects, composition folios, performance recitals, learning journals and peer assessment.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Practical and theory music grades 6-8 will be accepted in the total points. Applicants will be invited to attend an Applicant Visit Day, at which you will have the opportunity to perform and be given feedback on your performance. You should have an advanced standard of technical achievement and excellent overall potential as a performer (roughly equivalent to the standard of grade 8 practical music making, where applicable). Entry is also possible for applicants who don't hold standard UK qualifications. International and mature applicants who don't hold standard UK qualifications can provide a portfolio to demonstrate skills relevant to the course. We audition all applicants for this course and ask you to send us video links performing two contrasting pieces. You should have advanced technical ability and excellent potential as a performer (roughly equivalent to the standard of grade 8 practical music making, where applicable). Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Music Performance at University of Huddersfield - UCAS