Music at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

Whether you’re a performer, composer, researcher, or all three, you’ll from a broad range of options on our Music BMus(Hons) course. This allows you to tailor your music degree to your creative and professional interests, preparing you for careers that fulfil your ambitions and harness your creativity. You can explore different musical styles, genres, and traditions, develop as a performer, and create your own music, keeping your options broad or specialising as a composer, musicologist, or performer. This course will equip you for a range of careers as a musician, whether performing, teaching, or writing music, or adopting a mixture of different roles. You can also secure both short and year-long industry placements to enhance your prospects. Why Study Music BMus(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? We’re ranked 27th in the world for Performing Arts (QS World University Subject Rankings 2023) and scooped the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our ‘world-leading work to promote, produce and present contemporary music to an international audience. Plus, 95% of graduates from this course are in work and/or further study 15 months after graduating (Unistats 20/21 data, UK domiciled graduates). You’ll study in state-of-the-art professional standard facilities, accessing rehearsal spaces, recording studios, two dedicated concert halls, and a large selection of equipment and instruments. Working with experienced tutors, internationally recognised researchers, and visiting industry professionals, you’ll collaborate with our instrumental and vocal teachers. A range of artists will visit campus, too; past visitors include Matt Stiff (professional opera singer, former G4 member, and Huddersfield graduate), and Nitin Sawhney (producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and orchestral composer). Explore the latest music in the annual Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, too, and experience cutting edge music at our Electric Spring Festival. Professional Bodies Huddersfield is a corporate member of the Independent Society of Musicians (ISM). At Huddersfield you’ll also 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: • Performance Skills 1 • Introduction to Music Research • Introduction to Analysis • Composition 1. 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

The course is taught via lectures, seminars, workshops, individual tutorials, practical workshops, composition clinics, masterclasses, and rehearsals. Individually devised projects may also involve off-campus placements. Students are encouraged to participate in bands, directed ensembles, chamber music and concert attendance, on and off campus. Assessment is via written and oral examinations, dissertations, essays, seminar papers, analyses, practical projects, composition folios and more. Your module specification/course handbook provides full details of the assessment criteria.

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 a good standard of technical ability and potential as a performer (roughly equivalent to the standard of grade 7-8 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. If you would like to take our optional Solo Performance modules then we will also ask you to send us video links of you performing two contrasting pieces. You should have good technical ability and potential as a performer (roughly equivalent to the standard of grade 7-8 practical music making, where applicable). Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

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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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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.

Sponsorship information

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Music at University of Huddersfield - UCAS