Undergraduate courses

We offer a highly stimulating environment, industry-standard performance, recording and learning facilities with access to professional equipment, and experienced staff, including visiting composers, performers and scholars.

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Our music courses are ranked top 10 in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2021 and our Creative Music Technology BMus (Hons) and Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister) BMus (Hons) courses achieved 100% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2020.

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Outstanding teaching

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Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Surrey delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.Image removed.

Study abroad

You have the opportunity to acquire international experience as part of your studies, by taking advantage of exchange agreements with our partner universities.

Locations of our partner universities include Australia, South Korea and Hong Kong.

What we have to offer

There are ample opportunities for you to make music whilst you are studying with us, taking advantage of our industry-standard facilities and equipment.

Where our graduates are working

Department of Music and Media graduates have gone on to work for a range of companies, including:

  • Abbey Road
  • Air Studios
  • Aquarium Studios
  • Arena Television
  • AVMI
  • Bang & Olufsen
  • Beethoven Academy Orchestra
  • BBC Concert Orchestra
  • BBC Philharmonic
  • BBC The Voice
  • BMP Recording
  • Bonfire Records
  • Calrec Audio
  • Criterion Games
  • CTV Outside Broadcasts
  • Dolby Europe
  • Dolby Laboratories
  • Future Sound Systems
  • Gimmel Records
  • Leeds College of Music
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • MusicMark
  • Nokia Technologies
  • Pinewood Group Limited
  • Royal Academy of Music
  • Royal Opera House
  • Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Sky
  • Sonos
  • Sony Music Entertainment
  • Southbank Sinfonia
  • Spitfire Audio
  • Strongroom
  • Supermassive Games
  • Timeline Television
  • Warner Bros.TV Production UK Ltd
  • Yellow Technology

Scholarships and bursaries

Discover how we may be able to support your studies with a host of bursaries and scholarships directly from the University of Surrey and external providers.

Prizes and awards

We have a series of prizes and awards available for high-performing students and special recognition. 

BMus (Hons) Music

  • Croser-Hughes Chamber Music Award
  • David Lovatt Music Composition Prize
  • Graham Smith Memorial Prize
  • Humphrey Richardson Taylor Charitable Trust Awards
  • Joyce Dixey Award
  • Paul Stanway Brass Prize
  • Robert Naylor Memorial Prize
  • Shoana M Mackay Dissertation Prize
  • Niall Squire Prize for Guitar
  • Quattro mani: a piano duet competition

BSc (Hons) / BMus (Hons) Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister)

  • Adrian James Acoustics Research Seminar Paper Prize
  • AMS-Neve Portfolio Prize
  • BMP Location Recording Prize
  • Dave Fisher Classical Recording Prize
  • Dolby Audio Engineering Prize
  • Focusrite Prize for Technical Achievement
  • James Whitworth Prize
  • Jim Abbiss Pop Recording Prize

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