Music Education

University of Aberdeen


Old Aberdeen Campus


The University of Aberdeen provides a wonderful opportunity to develop alongside world-renowned composers, community musicians, educators, musicologists and researchers working in all genres, styles, periods and settings. Music has been part of Aberdeen’s Heritage for 500 years, making it a very strong subject area where traditional and contemporary influences combine. You can perform in the beautiful King’s College Chapel and choose from a wide range of ensembles and choirs to help
you develop your talents. Wide ranging careers include Classroom Teaching, Composition, Community Music, Cultural Industries and Orchestral Performance.

Year 1: Performance 1 and 2; Key Moments; Digital Musicianship; Music Theory and Harmony.

Year 2: Introduction to Musicology; Analysing Music.

Year 3: In year 3 you will chose from a wide variety of optional courses including Composition, German Art Song, Tango Music, Conducting and Performance.

Year 4: In year 4 you will write a dissertation and choose from courses such as Renaissance Counterpoint, Contemporary European Opera and Sound Design for New Media.

Students apply for one of the three programmes at point of entry, though admissions to the BMus Music Education degree is only finalised during the 3rd year of study. Entry to BMus with Honours depends on satisfactory progress during core study years prior to this.

Entry Requirements

2025 entry requirements:
4 Highers at ABBB (first sitting) including English, Music preferred plus Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5.

You should have Grade 8 standard in an instrument or singing. You will be assessed at interview at which competence on piano will be demonstrated.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Start Date





BMus Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


Arts and Social Sciences



SCQF Level



Career Sectors

College or University Lecturing

Education Support

Primary School Teaching

Secondary School Teaching

Teaching - Other