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Jazz (Hons), B.Mus.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Our BMus course is designed to help you explore new opportunities, develop new skills and ultimately to establish a successful career in music. In pursuit of this, the course supports the development of your musicality and skills to a high level and offer a diverse and contemporary set of experiences: practical, creative, intellectual and vocational.
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This specialist jazz degree encompasses diverse performance opportunities combined with professional training relating to the contemporary jazz industry. Individual tuition is offered on bass, drums, flute, guitar, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, voice and other instruments as agreed with the course leader. 

Group classes focus on both standard and contemporary repertoire working within duos, trios, quartets, big band, jazz ensembles and jazz choir. 

The programme

The programme features a range of performance platforms including school workshops, jam sessions, jazz club gigs, masterclasses, touring programmes and appearances at major festivals. The course aim is to equip students with skills across many styles within the jazz idiom and enable them to develop a mature understanding of jazz language, processes and repertoire whilst developing skills in composing, arranging, band leadership, self-promotion and events management.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The courses include: 

  • Jazz Composition Through Performance 
  • Enhancing Performance
  • Jazz Transcription & Analysis

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Entrance onto the course is by audition. You will be expected to demonstrate musical ability equivalent to the standard of a Distinction at ABRSM Grade VIII.
  • Following success at audition, applicants will also be expected to achieve minimum entrance qualifications which may include A-Levels, Scottish Highers, BTEC National Diploma/Certificate, Advanced GNVQ, AVCE or Advanced Diploma (Level 3).
  • For international students recognised equivalent qualifications are accepted.
  • You should also have passed ABRSM Grade V theory. Candidates will also be considered who have no formal qualifications but can demonstrate an exceptional level of ability.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21213 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21213 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cardiff

  • 628 - 1070 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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