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

72

% applicants receiving offers

41%

Subjects
  • Music
Student score
78% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BC

Music A Level at a minimum grade B.

Scottish Highers
BBBB

Overall a minimum of BBBB required in four distinct disciplines (Music cannot be double-counted). Music at Higher Grade A preferred.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

41%

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

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.

Modules

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.

University of Aberdeen

College of Arts and Social Sciences

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

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
56%
44%

Year 1

10%
90%

Year 2

36%
64%

Year 3

38%
62%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
19%
71%
10%

Year 1

67%
33%

Year 2

65%
35%

Year 3

72%
28%

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 88%
Student score 78% MED
Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

79%

Feedback on work has been helpful

55%

Feedback on work has been prompt

30%

Staff are good at explaining things

84%

Received sufficient advice and support

79%

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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
11% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
55% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
411 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
74% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary Not Available
Graduates who are food preparation and hospitality trades

7%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

28%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

12%

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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