Taught course

Music (Orchestral Performance - strings)

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. For further entry requirement information please see our website.

Months of entry


Course content

Developed in partnership with the CBSO, our MMus and PgDip courses in Orchestral Performance enable advanced-level string players to focus on their development as orchestral musicians. You'll undertake a significant amount of playing with the CBSO, as well as enjoying additional performance activities within the Conservatoire. Both PgDip and MMus levels also provide excellent opportunities to develop other skills relevant to a future career in the music profession.

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. For more information visit our website.

Fees and funding

Some scholarships and bursaries available; check our website for more details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Conservatoire Admissions
+44 (0)121 331 5901