What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Grades BCC required to include Music at grade B and English or another Literary Subject at grade C.
Grades ABCC required to include Music at A and English or another Literary Subject at B.
To include three HL subjects at grade 6,5,4 including Music and English or another Literary Subject at grade 5 or above. In exceptional circumstances, where the applicant's school does not offer Music as an element of IB, applicants who have achieved ? or can demonstrate skills equivalent to - ABRSM Grade VIII on the Principal Study instrument will be considered. Applicants must clearly include this information in their personal statement and academic referees should clearly state that HL music is not offered as part of the curriculum.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers26%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£1,820
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
Level 1: Principal study in composition, instrument, or voice; history and stylistic studies: renaissance and baroque; general music; plus 1 elective module. Level 2: Principal study; history and stylistic studies: classical and romantic; 2 optional modules from: fretboard skills; keyboard skills; keyboard improvisation; jazz improvisation; music technology; subsidiary composition and arranging; elementary acoustics for musicians. Level 3: Principal study; history and stylistic studies (music since 1900); 2 projects; 2 optional modules from: fretboard skills; keyboard skills; keyboard improvisation; jazz improvisation; music technology; subsidiary composition and arranging; elementary acoustics for musicians. Level 4: Optional modules from: dissertation; musical analysis; stylistic studies; ensemble performance; keyboard skills; jazz improvisation; subsidiary composition and arranging; principal study teaching; public recital; advanced composition or performance.
Edinburgh Napier University is a dynamic and forward-looking institution dedicated to educational services relevant to the needs of students and employers. By offering creatively designed courses, flexible study methods and accessible routes to higher education we equip graduates for success in a competitive job market and are one of Scotland's top universities for graduate employability.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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