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The award
BMus (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 14750 per year

All study options

About Music at City, University of London

Who is it for?

The Music BMus (Hons) degree at City will suit anyone interested in developing their knowledge and passion for music. The course enables you to immerse yourself in a subject you love, providing the opportunity to learn and create in a highly energised and supportive department with internationally recognised staff who share your devotion to music.

The course will appeal to students who want to actively perform and make music. City offers a wide range of ensembles, including classical, contemporary, jazz and world music, regular concerts and a summer festival – all giving you the opportunity to perform and discover world-class musicians.

As part of the overall tuition, we offer a competitive 20 hours per year of solo instrumental/vocal tuition. For composers there are many opportunities to have their works performed by leading professional ensembles. Plus, we offer seven performance scholarships worth £2,000.

Whatever your future ambitions, this degree will prepare you for a wide range of careers and postgraduate study options in music, including composition and performance. To help you prepare for a rewarding career, you have the option to take a sandwich year on a work placement or study at one of our partner institutions abroad. You will also gain highly transferable writing, presentation and IT skills, equipping you for a variety of graduate-level careers.


During your BMus (Hons) Music degree at City, you will take an exciting, global and interdisciplinary approach to the study of Music, blending theory and practice.

The course combines excellent graduate prospects, exceptional academics and outstanding facilities within a supportive musical community in a central London location, enabling you to:

Immerse yourself in every aspect of music.

Gain exciting new perspectives on music and its relationships with culture, technology and society through a close study of classical, popular and world music.

Develop a broad framework of knowledge and experience that is essential for today's musicians.

Learn with highly accomplished professionals active in or around London, many of them also teaching at the leading conservatoires in the city.

We offer a wide choice of modules, so you can focus your studies on the areas that interest you most.

Students pursuing solo performance receive instrumental or vocal tuition at City from leading professional performers.

The value of a music degree and the wide range of employability skills that music students develop is widely recognised by employers, and this is evidenced by our outstanding employment statistics: 100% of our graduates were in employment or further study six months after graduation (DLHE 2016/17).

During this degree, you will develop a wide range of transferrable skills, including communication and interpersonal skills, creative thinking, organisation and discipline, teamwork, leadership, planning and time-management and problem-solving.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBMus (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 - 4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 14750 per year

Entry requirements

If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency. Minimum requirements are:

IELTS: 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

PTE Academic: 58 overall with a minimum of 51 in each component.

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at City, University of London to prepare for your chosen course:

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