School of Arts and Cultures



Join a dynamic community of music students, with opportunities to study a wide range of topics.

Undergraduate student singing in a choir.

At the heart of all of our undergraduate degree programmes is a balance of practical and academic work. You'll have the freedom to tailor your degree to your individual needs and interests.

We perform, compose, research and teach a wide variety of music. Whatever degree programme you choose, you'll have opportunities to study topics and approaches across a range of music.

Our degrees

We offer four undergraduate degrees. Each of our undergraduate degrees has a particular emphasis reflected in the core compulsory modules of each programme:

You'll be introduced to approaches that are analytical, creative, cultural, historical, technical, theoretical and practical. You'll develop an awareness of both traditional and contemporary areas of intellectual inquiry.


There are undergraduate scholarships available for students wishing to join our degrees.

Our 60-second guide to undergraduate music degrees.


You’ll join a dynamic and pro-active community of music makers. You have access to your professional concert series, LIVE in the King’s Hall. There are a myriad of staff led-ensembles. 

We have an annual ICMuS Summer Music Festival and many student-led groups. From brass and salsa to folk and pop, we offer a large range of practical music making throughout the year.


We are very proud of our graduates. They go on to have successful careers in music, the arts and beyond.

Find out more

We also accept applications on the basis of credit transfer and prior learning.

For more information, download our  Prior Learning Statement (PDF: 293 KB). To apply, you have to complete the recognition of prior learning  Prior Learning Application Form (Word: 41 KB).

If you're interested in some of the music created by our students, you can download some new music (zip folder: 116 MB) from the BA in Contemporary and Popular Music.