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BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance

3 years

About the Course

Course Duration

3 years



Course fee (per year)

£9,250 per year

The Ruskin College Oxford BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance program is an undergraduate degree program that prepares students for a career in the music industry as performers, songwriters, and producers. The program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of popular music genres and styles, as well as the skills and knowledge required to perform and create music at a professional level. Throughout the program, students will study a range of topics related to popular music, including music theory, composition, arrangement, production, and performance. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be well-prepared to work in a range of music-related professions, including live performance, studio production, songwriting, and music education. 

Career Pathways

Arts Administrator, Composer, Community Music Leader, Creative Entrepreneur, Musical Arranger, Musical Theatre Pit Band Musician, Session Musician, Solo Musician, Songwriter, Teacher 

University / College

Ruskin College Oxford

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Payment Options

Student Finance England
Self Pay

Entry Requirements(Qualification)

Entry requirements - 112-128 UCAS points required from level 3 qualifications. These can include - A Levels at grade B, B and C, or above. BTEC Extended Diploma with Distinction, Merit, Merit. Access to HE Diploma. T Levels. Your Level 3 qualifications would normally include Music or an alternative relevant subject area. You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 – 4 / A* - C) or Level 2 equivalents.

Entry requirements (Experience)

Entry requirements (Experience)

Subject-Specific Requirements - *Practical - A minimum of grade 6 standard (LCME/ABRSM/RSL/TCL) or equivalent on your chosen first study instrument. **Music Theory – Grade 5 (LCME/ABRSM/TCL) standard.*If applicants do not hold a grade six or above qualification in their proposed first study instrument, they may be asked to submit a video of themselves performing two contrasting pieces. These pieces should be chosen by the applicant, performed on their proposed first study instrument, and should not exceed a total of 8 minutes in duration.**If applicants do not hold a grade five theory of music qualification, they may be asked to complete an online task which will allow a demonstration of the requisite skills equivalent to this level.

Awarding Body

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