A Joint Honours degree programme involves the study of two subjects to Honours degree level. If you study a subject in a Joint Honours programme, you work at exactly the same level and to the same academic standard as students taking that subject in a Single Honours programme. Joint Honours students are simply required to choose fewer topics from the range of options available in each half of the programme.
If you come to Birmingham to study music you will be taught musicology (music as an academic discipline), performance and composition. You will have access to outstanding facilities and benefit from a rich tradition of music-making.
Our facilities include practice rooms, electro-acoustic music studios, early instruments, computer workstations and the Barber Institute Concert Hall and Library. Our musical traditions include the University Music Societys choirs, orchestras (including two symphony orchestras) and jazz, wind and brass bands; the Barber operas and international concert series; the students own summer festival; our New Music Ensemble; and the annual Birmingham Early Music Festival.
Our links with the city and its rich musical culture include instrumental lessons for all our students at the Birmingham Conservatoire; the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group as ensemble in association; University concerts held in the internationally acclaimed Symphony Hall; and access to open rehearsals from the likes of Thomas Adès, Sakari Oramo and Sir Simon Rattle. Instrumental and vocal lessons may also be taken through the Centre for Early Music Performance and Research. Students will additionally benefit from state-of-the-art facilities in the new Bramall Music Building.
Music: You study Historical Musicology, Instrumental/Vocal Performance and Composition (both paper and studio) as foundation courses. Everyone participates in ensemble performance, and students also take one module outside the main discipline.
Music: In this year you have a very wide choice of optional modules, ranging from aspects of western art music, through to modules such as Sound Recording, Classical and Romantic Performance Practice, Film Music, and Analysis. There are optional modules in Individual Performance (including fully funded instrumental lessons) and Music History.
Music: While taking more of the optional modules, you can specialise in solo performance by giving a recital, in composition by preparing a portfolio, or in musicology by writing a dissertation, or in any two of these.
Our degrees offer a general grounding in music and unmatched scope for developing special interests and fulfilling individual potential. As well as preparing you for a career in music, they enable you to develop transferable skills that will be of value in many other employment fields.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
CAE score : 80(Grade A)
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Number of A levels required: 3
Typical offer: AAB-ABB
International Baccalaureate: 34-36 points including Music at HL.
Required subjects and grades: A level Music grade A; Music Technology is accepted but not as a substitute for Music A level
Other qualifications are considered.
Keyboard to at least ABRSM Grade VI is useful but not essential (candidates without this will not be disadvantaged).
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Birmingham.