Our curriculum for 2019 entry
We are proud to offer one of the most diverse music degree programmes in the UK and our curriculum and expertise spreads across seven different areas. We offer academic and practical study in most music genres, including classical, pop, jazz, folk and world music.
Ours is one of the most tailorable music degrees in the UK. Following a firm grounding across the breadth of our curriculum in first year, you are free to range across our seven pathways according to your own musical strengths and passions. With the support of a personal tutor, you will take advantage of our impressive array of module choices, most of which are assessed through projects, performances and coursework.
Additional information the methods of learning and assessment can be found here.
Select 120 credits from the following options.
* = compulsory module for BMus. For students on dual programmes, all modules are optional.
Select 120 credits in each year.
Optional modules across our Seven Pathways are available to students in Years 2 and 3. These modules are taught on a two-year rotation, with the exception of the Pathway Modules which are offered every year. There is no requirement to stick to a particular pathway.
In Year 2 BMus students must select at least 60 credits from the Pathway Modules, which develop deeper understanding of key methods and concepts in each pathway. For students on dual programmes all modules are optional.
In Year 3 BMus students must take one 40-credit Final Year Project module. Students on dual programmes must take at least 20 credits from among the Final Year Project modules. Optionally, students can also take a second Final Year Project module at 20 or 40 credits.
The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback, outcomes of reviews, and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.