Music is an extremely rewarding subject to teach. It can help pupils develop and flourish, and enables them to develop an aesthetic sensitivity too. If you’re looking to develop your own musicianship and, at the same time, train to become a secondary school music teacher, this course will help you on your way. In 2015 the University of Huddersfield was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for world-leading work to promote, produce and present contemporary music to an international audience. It’s one of the most coveted distinctions in UK Higher Education. So you can be sure that studying on our Secondary Music Education BA(Hons) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) means you will be in a musical environment that is both vibrant and well-respected. The course combines specialist teaching and music modules so you can go on to inspire and engage young people in this extremely rewarding subject area. You’ll study in our School of Education and Professional Development and School of Music, Humanities and Media. You’ll take a number of core modules to develop your music knowledge specifically for teaching. You’ll also choose from a range of optional modules to develop your specific musical strengths and interests, including composition, musicology and performance. As part of the education modules, we’ll help prepare you for the classroom, focusing on learning, assessment and inclusion and music curriculum. We know there’s no substitute for learning how to teach in the classroom environment, so we give you lots of opportunity to gain practical experience across our partnership schools. In fact you’ll undertake a range of placements throughout the course. As part of your placements you’ll be able to observe experienced teachers, gain hands-on experience and benefit from one-to-one mentoring. It’s all designed to help you develop your skills and move on to become an outstanding teacher.