University of West London

Course Introduction

This course draws on expertise and inspiration from a wide range of cultural influences. It will also give you additional skills and the technical knowledge to record, capture and produce music, while continuing to develop your composition skills.

Course Modules

Level 4: Composition (2 core modules); music history B: Western (20th / 21st century); general musicianship; desktop composition; the introduction to sound. Level 5: Composition (2 core modules); creative sound; sound technology; supporting modules: advanced musicianship; orchestration and arranging; special topic (e.g. classical, jazz, contemporary); music in industry. Level 6: Composition (2 core modules); experimental sound; audio post production; supporting modules: music project (single or double); advanced orchestration and arranging; music education workshop; music management.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BMus (Hons) £9,350  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BMus (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
6 years
Part Time Day or Evening
BMus (Hons) £6,650  Academic year. First year overseas fees
6 years
Part Time Day or Evening
BMus (Hons) £6,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 112-128
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • SQA Higher
  • International Baccalaureate
  • GCE A-level
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • OCR Certificate for IT Professionals
  • OCR L3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineers
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)
  • OCR Diploma for IT Professionals
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Specialist Diploma