What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Music A Level at a minimum grade B.
Overall a minimum of BBBB required in four distinct disciplines (Music cannot be double-counted). Music at Higher Grade A preferred.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 72 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers41%
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 supportNot 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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Our music staff possess a wide range of research expertise encompassing aspects of performance, composition and musicology. Facilities for music students are first-class, including electoacoustic music studios, a collection of historical instruments and a world music centre.
First and Second Year Core Study: Students study a range of courses including performance (involving weekly lessons), musicianship, composition, theory and music history. The first year provides a foundation for further study, and includes a survey of Western music. There is also the opportunity to take courses outside the discipline. Music Education students have the opportunity to gain experience in school whilst Single Honours music students choose from a number of optional courses. BMUS WITH HONOURS - Third & Fourth Year (Honours): In third year, students continue with performance and composition. Other courses include New Directions: Revolution and Evolution in Music which examines a hypothesis that 1600 and 1900 both mark turning points in the history of music. Students are introduced to methods of musical analysis in third year. Students also choose from a range of optional courses reflecting the research interests of staff. In fourth year, students write a dissertation on a musical topic and choose from a range of options, which include a performance recital and the submission of a portfolio of compositions.
Founded in 1495 we're one of the oldest UK universities, offering over 600 undergraduate courses. Teaching is organised into three colleges: College of Life Sciences and Medicine, Physical Sciences and Arts and Social Sciences. A place in halls is normally guaranteed to first-year students on or within walking distance of the main teaching site.
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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