BMus Student

Bachelor of Music Degree (BMus) - DN517

The Bachelor of Music (BMus) programme is a single major degree.

Students may transfer to the BMus after completing the first year of the BA, subject to entry requirements (below). Alternatively, following completion of the BA, students may add a fourth year to earn a BMus degree.

BMus Entry Routes:

There are two opportunities for students to enter the BMus degree programme after beginning with the BA:

Pathway 1: After completion of Stage 1, students may transfer subject to attaining a Stage-1 GPA of 3.2 or higher in Music (provided they would also progress to Stage 2 according to the general BA regulations). Please contact the School of Music Administrator at for further information. The closing date for 2018 submission is 1st July and 1st Dec (for 2019).

Pathway 2: After completion of a BA degree, students may proceed to a fourth-year BMus programme subject to attaining a Stage 2-3 GPA of 3.2 or higher in Music.  Please contact the School of Music Administrator at for further information. The closing date for 2018 is 31st August.

**Only under very special circumstances will the School consider transfers outside of these pathways.

See outline of requirements below for completing Music in the BMus.

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Outline of BMus Requirements for Students Entering 2018 onwardspdf| BMus Programme Requirements - BMus Degree 2018-19pdf|

Students are expected to meet the academic demands of their chosen programme. However, they may experience a range of serious and unanticipated difficulties, which adversely affect their ability to study, complete assessments or attend their required classes and other learning activities.

It is important that you speak to your tutor/module coordinator as soon as possible and he/she will direct you to the School Office/Arts and Humanities Programme Office.  The extenuating circumstances application form and guidelines are available on the University Secretariat website

Please ensure you provide an original medical certificate and any supporting documentation. 

We offer students the chance to study a diverse curriculum in a supportive and friendly environment.  We understand students face many challenges and we want to provide the necessary supports to ensure they achieve their goals, and that they integrate with peers, thus experiencing college life positively.  Come and talk to a member of staff if you require advice/information and we will help you seek the necessary supports.  The following is a list of supports available:

UCD Student Advisers

Provide support to students throughout their university experience

UCD Chaplains

Provide both religious and pastoral care

UCD Student Health and Counselling Service

Provides on-campus medical, psychological and psychiatric care,

UCD Access Centre

Provides advice and support to students with disabilities, long term medical conditions or specific learning difficulties (e.g. dyslexia)

UCD Student Support

Provides a wide range of practical supports and links

Student Union Welfare

The Student’s Union provide a wide range of help and support include welfare advice