University of Westminster

Course Introduction

The University of Westminster has a strong reputation and links with leading popular music centres around the world, and the amazing success of our staff and alumni network remains one of the core strengths in our provision of opportunities for our graduates. Music courses are based at our state'of'the'art Harrow Campus, one of the main media education campuses in Europe, where facilities include 12 professional recording studios, a new teaching recording studio, and an array of television, post'production, radio, film, video and multimedia facilities. Crucially, you will have plenty of studio time and access to professional equipment as you need it. The University also owns and operates MusicTank (, the business development network for the UK music industry, and Faculty Music Media, an independent record and media company.

Course Modules

The modules students take cover an extensive selection of topics, such as individual and group performance, music and innovation, music performance with technology, and year'long (credit level 6) performance modules which fuse instrumental performance, ensemble performance, song'writing and composition; specialist free modules are available in a wide range of approaches including world music, improvisation, electronic music (including algorithmic composition and computer programming), the working musician, music education and music as intellectual property.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BMus (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BMus (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level CCC
  • SQA Higher CCCC
  • International Baccalaureate 26
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units) MM
  • BTEC National Award M
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma PMM

Key Course Information

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76% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 39%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 90%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 93%

£17,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

80% Go on to work and/or study

26% Total study time lectures

Total Coursework: 88%

Total Practical: 12%

£4,700 - £6,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,400 - £9,000
Typical cost of private accommodation