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Bath Spa University

Music

UCAS Code: W300

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Grades CCC including Music Grade C or related subject.

Access to HE Diploma

M:30

Typical offers for applicants with Access to HE will be the Access to HE Diploma or Access to HE Certificate (60 credits, 45 of which must be Level 3, including 30 at merit or higher) accepted in addition to evidence of Music ability and/or other graded Music qualifications.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

A minimum of 26 points required in addition to evidence of Music ability and/or other graded Music qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Extended Diploma in Music or related subject accepted at grade Merit, Merit, Merit (MMM) accepted.

UCAS Tariff

96

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67%
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Music

Music at Bath Spa University is an exciting practical and creative course that concentrates on performance and composition. Throughout the course you can study practical areas, such as classical, jazz and musical theatre performance, with academic content including musicology relating to different styles and genres. We have a large team of instrumental/vocal teachers and a busy programme of masterclasses, visiting speakers and concerts.

- Benefit from great facilities and the opportunity to participate in a wide range of ensembles.

- Be supported by dynamic staff with national and international reputations.

- Specialise in areas such as: music psychology, community music, opera, and musical theatre.

- Compose in a wide variety of styles and have the opportunity to work with film, new media and dance students.

Modules

In Year One you’ll study performance, including weekly one-to-one instrumental/vocal lessons, composition in a wide range of styles and genres, music technology in industry standard labs, world music lectures and practical workshops, musicology lectures and seminars, research and study skills.

In Year Two we emphasise employability skills in music teaching, music management and promotion and the industry generally. There is also the opportunity to undertake a placement in a music organisation of your choice. You’ll also take on optional modules as you specialise in your areas of particular strength and interest.

Finally, in Year Three you have more freedom for creative output in specialisms such as performance, opera and musical theatre, composition, creative projects you design, community music projects and experimental work in music psychology together with the choice of a range of supporting modules.

For more information please refer to our website.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bath Spa University

Department:

College of Liberal Arts

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

80%
med
Music

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Music

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

79%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
65%
Male students
35%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Music

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£15,600
low
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Music is a popular degree subject and a little over 4,600 degrees were awarded to UK graduates in 2015. Most were working after six months — but postgraduate study (usually continuing with music) is quite common and a lot of graduates go into music teaching, often as freelance or travelling music teachers of particular instruments. Obviously, many music graduates get work as musicians as well, or work as sound recordists and in similar technical roles. Music is important in advertising and so a lot of graduates go into this industry, and management is also a popular job role for music graduates. There's also a niche for music graduates wanting to work in IT and computing, particularly with web applications. Because a lot of musician work is temporary or freelance, the most common way for new graduates to get jobs as musicians is through their own contacts, so learning how to make good use of networks and contacts might help in your career.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Music

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£14k

£18k

£18k

£20k

£20k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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