Midlands States University is an institution based in Gweru, Zimbabwe. The institution was established when the then Ministry of Higher Education and Technology transformed Gweru Teachers’ College to become country's third state university by means of the State University in the Midlands Act of April 1999. The tertiary institution offers various programmes in some of the following disciplines Health Sciences, Humanities, Music, Arts, Sciences, Education, Business and many others.
The music programmes are offered under the Department of Music and Musicology. To date, the department only offers one degree programme, a four-year B.Sc (Honours) in Music and Musicology . For normal entry, candidates should have passed at least five subjects at O-Level or equivalents, with at least three among the following: Literature in English, Religious Studies, History, Geography, Sociology, Law, Economics, Shona, Ndebele, Art, Music, Computer Studies, Principles of Accounts, Management of Business, or any African Languages and Culture subjects. He or she should have A-Level passes in any two of the following: Art, Music, English Literature, Divinity, History, Geography, Sociology, Law, Economics, Management of Business, Computer Studies, Shona, Ndebele, any African Language, any Media.
For Special and Mature entry, candidates should have satisfied the general academic regulations for Special as well as Mature entry for undergraduate degrees of the Midlands State University.