University of Birmingham Music

University of Birmingham Music

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University of Birmingham Music

Undergraduate study in Music

If you come to Birmingham you will enjoy the best university music facilities in the country and be taught by some of the finest minds in the field.

The range of offerings – covering musicology, performance and composition – is impressive and growing. All students receive scholarships for instrumental/vocal lessons, with tuition typically given by outstanding faculty at nearby Birmingham Conservatoire.

We have a strong record of graduate employment, with 95% of students having found  employment or gone into further study within 6 months of graduating according to the 2014 results on Unistats.

Our Music undergraduate degree courses

Your degree will encompass musicology, performance and composition. You may receive lessons on one or two instruments / voice. Many students receive their practical tuition from the Birmingham Conservatoire, with whom we have close links. As you progress through your degree, you will find a greater emphasis is placed on independent work and you are able to choose modules that suit your interests.

You will benefit from some of the best facilities for music study and practice in the country, including state-of-the-art facilities in our new Bramall Music Building along with practice rooms, electro-acoustic music studios, early instruments, computer workstations. You will also use the on-campus Barber Institute of Fine Arts, with its magnificent Art Deco Concert Hall. Our library resources include listening booths, huge audio and text collections, as well as Special Collections centred on 20th century English music (including Elgar diaries, manuscript scores and early editions) and Baroque music. Joining the active Music Society is a very popular choice for our students.

Joint honours combinations