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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide

104-120

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Subjects
  • Music
Student score
80% MED
% employed or in further study
91% LOW
Average graduate salary
£14.3k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

We welcome A Levels in a wide range of subjects, especially in those relevant to the course for which you apply.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

International Baccalaureate
24

UCAS tariff points
104-120

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points, primarily from Level 3 equivalent qualifications, such as A levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma, or current, relevant experience. Grade 4 (or C) or above in GCSE English Language, or equivalent, is a minimum language requirement for all applicants. Due to the creative nature of our courses, you will be considered on your own individual merit and potential to succeed on your chosen course. Please contact the Admissions team for advice if you are predicted UCAS points below this range, or if you have questions about the qualifications or experience you have.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-120 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

67%

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

Not available

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

Today's musicians lead diverse lives, from writing and recording film scores, to teaching songwriting and playing gigs. Our course is aimed at anyone who is excited by this variety, ready to turn their talent into a career by developing new skills and embracing the vibrant life of freelance music making. Music in the 21st century is adventurous, constantly pushing boundaries and incorporating new technologies. Our degree embraces that spirit of adventure by giving you the widest possible scope for exploring music in all its forms. We focus on the music of today and tomorrow, creating a supportive environment for you to research new ideas, cross stylistic borders, augment and hone a high quality skillset, and work collaboratively with a wide range of people.

Modules

Year 1: In your first year, you'll work on the fundamentals that all professional musicians need to learn, from performance practice and ways of listening, to theory and notation. You'll work in a broad range of musical styles, and receive a generous amount of one-to-one lessons. Year 2: The second year comes with greater freedom as you begin to specialise in the areas that excite you. Options include Film Music or Music and Dance, which give you the opportunity to collaborate with students from other courses. Your one-to-one lessons will, of course, continue. Year 3: Making the most of the course's flexibility, in the third year you'll undertake off-campus work, a major practical project and a dissertation – all within your chosen field of specialism.

Falmouth University

The design centre, Falmouth University

Falmouth University is a vibrant and forward-thinking specialist arts university that is a key player in the national and international creative scene. Our justifiable international reputation for excellence in Art, Design, Media, Performance and Writing has grown from over a century of nurturing original thinking, supported by highly talented and professional staff.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 86%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

84%

Staff made the subject interesting

90%

Library resources are satisfactory

84%

Feedback on work has been helpful

87%

Feedback on work has been prompt

82%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Staff value students' opinions

86%

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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
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
25% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
321 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
66% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 91% LOW
Average graduate salary £14.3k LOW
Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

6%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

46%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

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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