Kingston University London

Course Introduction

This course provides a thorough training in practical, creative, theoretical and academic areas of music while enabling you to develop specialist skills in a range of topics. We have particular strengths in composition and performance, and aim to teach as much as possible through practical workshops and hands'on experience. There are no restrictions on genres.

Course Modules

Year 1: Collaborative performance project 1, hybrid art forms1; critical listening 2; music world 3; writing about music 4. Year 2: arts management 5; collaborative performance project 2: hybrid art forms 6; research skills 7; revolutions in music history 8. Year 3: Individual project 9; music in context 10; research seminars 11; a change is gonna come: global perspectives & cultures of popular music 12; conducting 13; ensemble performance 214; individual composition/performance project minor 15; smells like teen spirit: writing popular music lyrics 16; those who can teach: contemporary issues in music education.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BMus (Hons)
6 years
Part Time
BMus (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 112
  • International Baccalaureate 25
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCE A-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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46% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 54%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 92%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 85%

£16,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

82% Go on to work and/or study

In work 62
Studying 15
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 17
Unknown 2

14% Total study time lectures

Total Coursework: 72%

Total Practical: 28%

£4,500 - £4,800
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,600 - £5,200
Typical cost of private accommodation