The International Centre for Music Studies (ICMuS) offers four undergraduate degrees. Each of our undergraduate degrees has a particular emphasis that is reflected in the core compulsory modules of each programme:
The School of Arts and Cultures also accepts applications as specified in our Statement on Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning. Applications for recognition of Prior Learning must be made using this form.
Because of the breadth of music we perform, compose, research and teach at ICMuS, regardless of the degree programme on which you are studying, you will have opportunities to study topics and approaches across the range of musics our degree programmes cover. You will also be encouraged to engage in your own undergraduate research.
At the heart of all of our undergraduate degree programmes is a balance of practical and academic work. There is ever more freedom to determine the nature of that mix as you proceed through your course and you will be able to tailor the degree to your individual needs and interests. Throughout your time at ICMuS you will be introduced to approaches that are analytical, creative, cultural, historical, technical, theoretical and practical. You will develop an awareness both of traditional areas of study and of recent and current developments in musical thinking and intellectual inquiry.
Studying in ICMuS you will be joining a dynamic and pro-active community of music students, who run the annual ICMuS Summer Music Festival and a wide range of student-led musical ensembles to complement the myriad staff-led musical activities and professional concerts that take place throughout the academic year.
We are very proud of our graduates, who go on to have successful careers in music, the arts and beyond. You can find out more about career prospects, and what some of our graduates are doing now on the careers section of our website.
Lucy Folk and Traditional Music BMus Honours
If you're interested in some of the music created by our students, you can download some new music from the BA in Contemporary and Popular Music here.