Music BMus (Hons) - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BMus (Hons) Music

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Music
DipHE Music
CertHE Music

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time URB14001 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY URB14001 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

W300

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Music

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Music and Media

Programme Leader

MARK CM Dr (Music & Med)

Date of production/revision of spec

21/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

To equip students with the critical skills to develop their knowledge and understanding of a wide variety of musics.

To foster the development of specialized knowledge and understanding of one or more of the subdisciplines of music.

To equip students with the skills for independent learning.

To develop the skills necessary for effective participation in team projects.

To develop the skills necessary for successful employment in music/arts administration and management (4 year programme only)

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Demonstrate a broad-based knowledge of one or more of the sub-disciplines of music. K CertHE, DipHE
Show an understanding of the relationship between theory and practice in music. K CertHE, DipHE
Demonstrate the ability to interrogate or create musical texts and to present results in a coherent form. K
Demonstrate a broad contextual knowledge relevant to the sub-discipline(s) studied. K DipHE
Gather, synthesize, and evaluate evidence. C CertHE, DipHE
Examine assumptions critically in the light of evidence C CertHE, DipHE
Plan, implement, evaluate, and reflect critically on work in progress. C
Synthesize inputs (materials, knowledge, instinct, tradition) in order to generate informed and personally owned outputs in written, aural, or practical output C DipHE
Exercise judgement to make informed choices C CertHE, DipHE
Physical dexterity and control (technical mastery of the instrument/voice). P CertHE, DipHE
Presentational skills (e.g. audience awareness and acknowledgement). P CertHE, DipHE
Gather and assimilate information and synthesize and organize relevant outputs. T CertHE, DipHE
Develop ideas and construct arguments, and to evaluate such ideas and arguments critically. T
Work in combination with others showing skills in teamwork, negotiation, organization, and decision-making. T CertHE, DipHE
Work independently, and to show self-motivation and critical self-awareness. T DipHE

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 2 - FHEQ Level 5

Optional modules for Year 2 - FHEQ Level 5

Choose one optional module in Semester 1 and two optional modules in Semester 2.

Year 2 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 5

Optional modules for Year 2 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 5

Choose one optional module in Semester 1 and two optional modules in Semester 2.

Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
MUSP010 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING YEAR MODULE (FULL-YEAR WORK) Compulsory 120 Year-long

Optional modules for Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Students must choose one of the above three modules.

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) Y
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) Y Yes
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.