BMus Music with Foundation Year - Full-time/part-time


Foundation year

The foundation year of the programme provides people with non-standard entry qualifications a thorough and supportive academic preparation for successful degree level study in the Department of Music. The foundation year to this degree is carefully designed to build your confidence in your abilities, develop essential academic and study skills, and provide the subject specific knowledge essential for success.

The foundation year is taught mostly within the Department for Lifelong Learning, where we have nearly forty years’ experience working with adult learners, helping them to unlock their potential to succeed through offering accessible foundation courses that can lead to full and part-time degree level study. During this year, you'll be learning alongside other students who are studying for a number of different degrees, typically in small classes, supporting one another to develop and succeed. Students will also study a foundation module within the Department of Music. The foundation year includes a range of other opportunities to become involved in the life of the Department of Music.

Progression to the Department of Music

Students will progress to the Department of Music after completing their foundation year, subject to meeting progression thresholds which differ across courses and departments. These will be discussed with applicants at interview. These thresholds can also be found by searching for the relevant degree course within the University's Programme Regulations Finder and viewing information relating to 'Year 0'.

For more information about this degree programme visit the BMus Music webpage.

Programme duration

Foundation Year: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time within the Department for Lifelong Learning

Levels 1-3: 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time within the Department of Music

Teaching and learning methods

During the course a number of teaching methods may be used, including:

  • Lectures and seminars
  • Problem solving classes
  • Independent study
  • Skills and subject-based tutorials
  • Group work
  • On-line activities.
  • Revision workshops

Programme details

The links below will take you to  more detailed information:

About the programme structure

About the higher levels of study of this degree programme

About the Department of Music

UCAS code: W301

To apply for this course

To apply for the full-time course you will need to apply for admission through UCAS, using the course code: W301.

To apply for the part-time course you will need to apply using our part-time application form and the course code: MUSU14

Before you apply please read these pages carefully:

Applicants to BMus Music with Foundation Year must also demonstrate:

  • Evidence of prior musical learning, which could include Music GCSE, Grade V theory and/or Grade VIII practical (ABRSM or equivalent)