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Popular Music (Hons)

University of Wolverhampton

36 months
12950 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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The BMus in Popular Music (Hons) at University of Wolverhampton prepares you for a career in the music industry.


The BMus in Popular Music (Hons) at University of Wolverhampton  opens the door to a fulfilling and varied career that enables you to follow your interests and talents. Performing professionally as a solo artist, a member of a band or as a session player is a natural progression for many students. 

Careers as a songwriter, arranger, transcriber, programmer, instrumental teacher or musical director are other pathways you can pursue as a graduate. A sustained career in popular music however, will most often be a portfolio of these roles and a degree in popular music from the University of Wolverhampton will provide you with the range of skills you need for an established career in a field that you already love.

As a graduate of this course you will be able to:

  • apply analytical, critical and creative skills to music, popular music and music technologies
  • use your knowledge and understanding of the history, theory, global and cultural context of music, popular music and music technologies
  • show the attributes of an enterprising, professional musician
  • demonstrate a sound practical ability on your principal instrument or voice
  • become an adaptable and flexible musician with the ability to work at the forefront of digital technologies
  • have confidence in communicating effectively using a range of media.


The course stimulates your innate love of popular music, explores and identifies what music is, what it does, and what it means, and provides a structured approach to your career progression as a performer, composer, technologist, teacher or academic.

The University’s proximity to many established and nationally recognised gig venues, such as The Jamhouse and Robin 2, allows you to perform at a professional level. You will also be able to meet, network and learn from a range of national and international musicians, whose master classes and seminar sessions will assist you in becoming a professional musician. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music Theory: Essential Concepts
  • Musicianship Skills
  • Performance Workshop
  • Popular Music Transcription
  • Technology in Performance
  • Writing About Music

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit
  • Rock School (RSL) L3 Extended Diploma in Music Practitioner - grade M
  • UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production - grade HP

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12950 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Home Part-time - £3100 per year

International Part-time - £6475 per year



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