BMus On Campus

Popular Music (Hons)

University of Huddersfield

36 months
15000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


The BMus in Popular Music (Hons) at University of Huddersfield is ideal for those students that want to take their skills as a performer, songwriter, and audio studio professional to the next level.


About the Popular Music (Hons) program offered by University of Huddersfield

  • You will study in the purpose-built Richard Steinitz Building, a state-of-the-art creative hub with many practice rooms, rehearsal spaces, and professional-standard recording studios. You'll also have access to a large instrument collection, all the technical equipment you'll need and two purpose-built on-campus concert halls.
  • 100% overall student satisfaction rating (NSS 2020).
  • You’ll have the opportunity to work with successful musicians who will develop your abilities as a composer and a producer and take part in masterclasses and workshops given by distinguished visiting performers.
  • QS World University Subject Rankings 2020 ranked the University of Huddersfield equal 27th in the world for 'Performing Arts'.
  • You’ll choose your own focus, specialising in songwriting, performing, production or a mixture of subjects, whether concentrating on guitar music, pop, electronica or your own new style.
Students from our Music and Music Technology courses have previously been on placement at Angel Studios, Yellow Arch, Warner Records, BBC, Elstree Studios, Wigwam Audio Group, Chapel Studios, and the Leadmill and many have had the opportunity to work with them following their placement.


Popular Music graduates can consider careers in performance, teaching, composition, arranging, session recording, arts administration, community music, and music therapy. A selection of companies that have employed Huddersfield music graduates in recent years include Abbey Road Studios, BBC, Royal Northern College of Music, Chethams School of Music, Opera North, ITV, and Calderdale Music Services.

96% of graduates from this subject area at Huddersfield go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Performance Skills
  •  Songwriting
  •  Desktop Music Production
  •  Studio Engineering and Mixing Essentials
  •  Music Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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

Apply through UCAS

  • BBB at A Level.
  • 112 UCAS tariff points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications+evidence of prior Music or Music Technology experience or from International Baccalaureate qualifications.
  • Merit at T Level.
  • DDM in BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma.
  • Practical and theory music grades 6-8 will be accepted in the total points.
  • Applicants intending to study instrumental/vocal performance should have reached at least Grade 8 standard of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), Rockschool or equivalent at entry and attend an audition.
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits at Merit or above.
  • International students that don't have traditional music or music technology qualifications need to demonstrate their understanding of music theory to around grade 5 ABRSM.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

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

Living costs for Huddersfield

600 - 1000 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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