Academic Excellence

A respected qualification from a prestigious institution

At BIMM, we have already been commended by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for the opportunities that BIMM students are presented in masterclasses, guest lectures, mentoring and careers advice.


This means that whilst studying at BIMM, students will experience a true microcosm of the music industry where expert tutors demonstrate how it fits together and how students can develop their career.

As part of our comprehensive student experience, we encourage music business students to manage artists and release records; event management students to put on gigs and become agents; music production students to work with artists, and music journalism students to write their own articles and press releases.


BIMM Institute Taught Degree Awarding Powers

BIMM Institute was granted Taught Degree Awarding Powers in the UK by an Order from the Privy Council on 14th March 2019, having demonstrated that it meets the criteria to become a ‘recognised body’ for awarding degrees in the UK. As such, BIMM Institute has overall responsibility for the academic standards and the quality of the qualifications we offer, and we are able to award our own undergraduate and Masters degrees.

All BIMM Institute courses undergo a rigorous approval process, overseen by our Academic Board, that includes advice from external academic and creative industries experts to ensure that they are aligned with the UK Quality Assurance Agency’s Framework for Higher Education Qualifications and the relevant Subject Benchmark Statements, and meet the needs of the industries they serve.

In addition, BIMM Institute is registered with the Office for Students in the Approved (fee cap) category and is required to meet the ongoing conditions of registration.

University of Sussex

Both the BA (Hons) Professional Musicianship and BA (Hons) Songwriting undergraduate degree courses in Berlin and Hamburg are validated by the esteemed University of Sussex – one of the most academically respected universities in the U.K.

Ranked the 32nd best university in the UK for 2020 by The Complete University Guide, 146th in the world in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020, and number one in the world for Development Studies in the QS World Rankings 2019, the University of Sussex has a long history of academic success. Among its alumni and staff, it counts three Nobel Prize winners, 12 Fellows of the British Academy in humanities and social sciences, and a winner of the Crafoord Prize for science.

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin)

Ranked in Times Higher Education’s top 100 global universities under 50 years old in 2016, TU Dublin (formerly Dublin Institute of Technology) has a long history of academic success. Its alumni include many of Ireland’s leading writers, artists, politicians and business leaders as well as many international figures successful in arts, architecture and business.

When you graduate from BIMM Dublin, you’ll receive an internationally recognised degree from TU Dublin. You’ll also instantly become part of the TU Dublin Graduate Network – a group of over 90,000 former students.

When combined with the hugely proactive BIMM Alumni Network, you’ll have an amazing level of support and assistance at your disposal, helping you to secure the successful and sustainable career in the music industry that you’re searching for.

BIMM is committed to maintaining the highest standards of academic and vocational excellence in modern music education. For further information please visit our Academic Quality page.

If you’re interested in gaining a respected modern music qualification from a prestigious institution, simply get in touch today by contacting a member of our Admissions Team on 0844 2 646 666 or by applying online using the ‘Apply Now’ form at