Music (Performance) at University of Leeds - UCAS

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Course summary

Our BMus Music (Performance) course is designed to provide you with a performance-intensive experience within a university environment, while supporting you to pursue other areas of musical interest should you wish to do so. The core of the course is based around performance and related matters, which sits alongside modules drawing on musics from a range of genres, styles, cultural and social contexts, and geographic locations, to explore key concepts, theories and approaches. You’ll develop your skills as a performer and as a creative, critical and reflective thinker, gaining the tools and experience needed to be an independent worker and musician, ready for life after university. Alongside your performance specialism, you can choose optional modules from a broad range of areas – including aesthetics, analysis, contemporary composition, film music, the music business, musicology, music psychology, music technology and popular music – enabling you to shape your degree to fit your interests and ambitions. You’ll take lessons with a visiting professional specialist, study with academics who are experts in their fields, and receive support from a dedicated technical team. Across your course, you’ll engage with the latest musical research, explore a range of theoretical, creative and practical aspects of music, and develop a set of valuable performance, wider musical and transferrable skills. You’ll have opportunities to work independently and collaboratively, using your skills and knowledge in contexts that extend beyond the university environment. All these elements combine to provide you with an exciting and dynamic educational experience that is unique to Leeds. We are one of the largest schools of music in the country, which means you’ll benefit from the impressive range of specialisms within our curriculum, reflecting our ethos that music is music, regardless of genre or style. We attract a diverse body of students from across the UK and internationally, which gives the School a vibrant community and culture. Decolonisation, equality and inclusivity are embedded within our curriculum, so all our students can feel a sense of belonging in the School and can thrive on their course, no matter what their background and musical experience.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Successful completion of Year 1 of a relevant degree course.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Apolytirion of Geniko Lykeio with Pan Hellenic exams: 18.5 overall normally including Music (equivalent music qualifications will be considered); including 17 in the English from the Pan Hellenic exams Cypriot: pass in the Apolytirion with a minimum of 19 overall, including 19 in Music (other music qualifications will be considered) and 17 in English, plus at least one A level at grade B or above (or equivalent) For further information about entry requirements, please see

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Additional entry requirements




English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5With no less than 6.0 in any component.

If you're an international student and you don't meet the English language requirements for this course, you may be able to study our undergraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

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

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Music (Performance) at University of Leeds - UCAS