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BMus (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

26%

Subjects
  • Music
Student score
80% MED
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£16k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Grades BCC required to include Music at grade B and English or another Literary Subject at grade C.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Grades ABCC required to include Music at A and English or another Literary Subject at B.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
27

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.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

26%

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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

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
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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

Course description

Modules

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

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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

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
19%
81%

Year 1

13%
87%

Year 2

30%
70%

Year 3

13%
86%
1%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
57%
43%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

72%
28%

Year 3

57%
43%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 93%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

94%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

85%

Feedback on work has been prompt

82%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

93%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
8% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
37% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
438 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
69% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 94% MED
Average graduate salary £16k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

9%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

23%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Music is a popular degree subject and a little over 4,600 degrees were awarded to UK graduates in 2012. 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. Because a lot of musician work is temporary or freelance, the most common way for new graduates to get jobs in music is through their own contacts, so learning how to make good use of networks and contacts might help in your career.
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