Bachelor On Campus

Music (Performance)

University of Leeds

48 months
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This Music (Performance) course from University of Leeds allows you to specialise in performance and spend your third year studying in a conservatoire, music college or university abroad.


You’ll focus on solo and ensemble performance, but you’ll also study music from a variety of critical approaches. You’ll choose optional modules, exploring areas such as musicology, analysis, aesthetics, composition, the psychology of music, or music technology.

Through music in psychology or politics, from baroque to pop, you’ll be able to study music from different cultures and periods. At the same time, you’ll develop your practice as a creative and individual performer, enhanced by your experience at one of a range of institutions worldwide.

You’ll develop a wide range of experience and valuable skills in a vibrant, diverse city with an exciting musical and cultural scene.

Career opportunities

This Music (Performance) course from University of Leeds will allow you to develop a wide range of subject knowledge and skills, focussing on performance. You’ll gain a solid background in academic study, and a wide range of transferable skills, which will enable you to pursue various career pathways. You’ll be a good communicator who is able to collaborate and work well in a team, but you’ll also be confident working independently. You’ll have the chance to develop analytical, research and organisational skills. The year abroad is a great opportunity to test your independence and will give you confidence in approaching new situations, as well as the chance to really concentrate on your performing activity.

The BMus degree will prepare you for a career in performance, including further study (our graduates regularly attain places at music colleges in the UK or abroad), and many of our students are working in the profession, including singers with Opera North, string quartet and band members, conductors, arrangers and orchestral musicians.

However, because of the rigorous academic requirements of the degree, it’s possible to move into careers in areas such as law, business, education and management. One of our BMus tenor voice graduates is working as legal counsel for Manchester United Football Club.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding Music
  • Music in History and Culture
  • Music Research Skills
  • Performance
  • Ensemble Performance
  • Composition
  • Sound, Technology, and Music
  • Music Business

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A-level: AAB Music
  • If these don't include A level Music, we would normally expect an essay/discursive subject and evidence of Musical Literacy.
  • All applicants will be auditioned and interviewed if they have achieved (or achieve during the application cycle) ABRSM Grade 8 distinction or equivalent – at least 87% in a practical exam (excluding LCM exams).

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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