Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Music

Study abroad

All of our courses give you the opportunity to apply to spend time abroad, usually as an extra academic year. As part of our BMus Music Performance course, if you progress successfully, you will complete a compulsory year abroad where you will spend the third year of your degree studying in a conservatoire/music college environment at one of our partner institutions outside the UK.

For BA, BSc and MArts students, the University has partnerships with more than 400 universities worldwide and popular destinations for our students include Europe, USA, Canada, and Australia, or you might consider the Horizon Year Abroad which enables you to study in countries such as Japan or China.

Studying abroad is a great way to boost your confidence and broaden your outlook on life by experiencing another culture, while making friends and having fun. When you return to University after this experience, you’ll have a new perspective on life for your final year, and it will certainly be an advantage in planning for employment or further study.

If you want to study in a country that teaches in another language, our Language Centre can provide you with additional learning opportunities before you go.

You will also have opportunity to attend subsidised short programmes, usually over the summer, in Europe, Asia and Latin America. Short programmes, usually taken through summer schools, are a great chance to experience study and life in another country without taking a full year out. Find out more about short programmes.

Visit the Study abroad website to find out more

Current School-specific destinations include:

BMus destinations:

Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main (Germany), http://www.hfmdk-frankfurt.info/

Hochschule für Musik Köln (Cologne, Germany), http://www.hfmt-koeln.de/

Conservatorio di Musica “Evaristo Felice Dall’abaco” (Verona, Italy) http://www.conservatorioverona.it/

Hochschule für Musik “Franz Liszt” Weimar (Germany) http://www.hfm-weimar.de/

ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de kunsten Enschede, the Netherlands http://www.artez.nl/en/home

Janácek Academy of Music and Performing Arts (Brno, Czech Republic) Janáckova Akademie Múzickych Umìní, http://english.jamu.cz/

Académie supérieure de musique de Strasbourg, Haute école des arts du Rhin (France), http://www.conservatoire-strasbourg.fr/

PESMB -Pôle d’Enseignement Supérieur de la Musique en Bourgogne, which includes: Ecole supérieure de musique Bourgogne-Franche-Comté.


Conservatorio Superior de Música de Castilla y León (COSCYL), http://www.coscyl.com/

The University of North Texas College of Music http://www.music.unt.edu

BA/JH/MArts/BSc destinations

Any of the worldwide destinations listed on the Study Abroad web pages are available to BA/JH International students, provided they have suitable modules available.

In Europe:

Paris-Sorbonne University, France  http://www.english.paris-sorbonne.fr/spip.php?lang=en

University of Turku, Finland http://www.utu.fi/en/Pages/home.aspx


Polly Horton, BMus Music (Performance)

I spent my third year studying at the University of North Texas. This was fascinating and an immense boost to my self-confidence. Truly an opportunity of a lifetime!


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