Our BMus Music offers you the opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge and advanced understanding of the subject needed by todays musicians. You study a wide range of music, looking at earlier, historical styles as well as music that has evolved over the past few decades. Your technical skills in performance and music notation are an important feature of this degree, and we also encourage you to find your own creative voice with specialist composition modules.
Within the School of Music and Fine Art, you can also explore musics relationship with other disciplines and we offer modules in music for film, television and live events. A distinctive feature of this programme is that we encourage you to collaborate with students from our other programmes, such as Fine Art and Event and Experience Design, building important teamworking skills that have a direct relevance to many music careers
In the National Student Survey 2013, the University of Kent was ranked 3rd in London and the south-east for student satisfaction. Music at Kent was ranked 14th in The Guardian University Guide 2014.
The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take wild modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.
Possible modules may include:
MU321 - Music Composition and Artsblend
MU322 - Music Studies 1
MU324 - Sonic Art
MU325 - Music Performance 1
Possible modules may include:
MU521 - Composition, Orchestration and Arrangement
MU525 - Music Studies 2
MU528 - Cinema for the Ears: Composing with Sound and Space
MU529 - Interdisciplinary Project
MU524 - Found Image, Found Sound
MU532 - Ensemble Performance
MU522 - Songwriting 2
MU519 - Music Performance 2
MU520 - Popular and World Music
MU619 - Music In Education
MU614 - Music and Sound for Film and Television
Year in industry
The Year in Industry gives you an opportunity to gain relevant workplace experience as part of your programme of study. We have long recognised the benefits of taking a year abroad and the increased awareness and confidence the experience brings and now want to offer these benefits to students within the workplace.
The year in industry will also give you an opportunity to increase your contacts and network so that you can hit the ground running when you graduate.
The year in industry is in addition to your standard undergraduate programme and normally falls between your second and final year. The year itself is assessed on a pass/fail basis through employer feedback and a written report that you submit.
Possible modules may include:
MU518 - Critical Study and Presentation
MU600 - Dissertation
MU602 - Individual Project
MU531 - Music Performance 3
MU530 - Interdisciplinary Project
MU526 - Popular and World Music
MU523 - Found Image, Found Sound
MU617 - Professional Practice
MU618 - Music in Education
MU620 - Cinema for the Ears: Composing with Sound and Space
MU621 - Technology in Performance
MU622 - Ensemble Performance
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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.
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The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications, typical requirements are listed below, students offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for further advice. It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.Qualification Typical offer/minimum requirement
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 Kent.