Taught course

Music (Conducting)

Birmingham City University · Birmingham Conservatoire

Entry requirements

UK students should normally hold an honours degree, ideally but not necessarily in Music. Non-UK students should hold a Bachelor's degree or a similar degree-equivalent diploma, ideally but not necessarily in Music. All applicants for this course will be auditioned. Further entry requirements can be found on our website.

Months of entry


Course content

Designed for recent graduates and suitably qualified mature students, our taught courses in Conducting (choral and orchestral specialisms) provide the technical training, collaborative opportunities and podium time necessary to launch a career as a professional conductor. Birmingham Conservatoire is currently the most exciting destination for choral and orchestral conductors, with an active recording and concert schedule.

You can study choral or orchestral conducting at Birmingham Conservatoire as an MMus or a PgDip qualification.

Information for international students

You must have a minimum of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent in all four skills areas to secure a visa. You must have IELTS 6; or alternatively must have studied and completed a Bachelor’s degree in the UK

Fees and funding

Some scholarships and bursaries available; please visit Birmingham Conservatoire website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
24 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Conservatoire Admissions
+44 (0)121 331 5901