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University of Bristol

Music and Italian

UCAS Code: WR33
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
BA (Hons) 8 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Italian studies
  • Music
Student score
71% LOW
86% HIGH
% employed or in further study
96% MED
98% MED
Average graduate salary
£20k MED
£18k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

ABB with an A in Music and a B in a modern foreign language.* *Italian can be studied from scratch and taken to degree level, but candidates must show proficiency in advanced language study by having at least grade B at A-level or equivalent in a modern foreign language. Music at grade A and Any Modern Foreign Language at grade B.

Scottish Highers
AABBB-AB

SH: AABBB and AH: AB with an A in advance higher Music and a B in a modern foreign language.* *Italian can be studied from scratch and taken to degree level, but candidates must show proficiency in advanced language study by having at least grade B at A-level or equivalent in a modern foreign language

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB

AB with A in Music and B in a modern language* plus Grade 7 or higher, with Merit or Distinction, in ABRSM or Trinity College Examinations Music at grade A and Any Modern Foreign Language.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
32

32 overall with 146 at higher level, including 6 in higher level Music and a 5 in a higher level modern foreign language.* *Italian can be studied from scratch and taken to degree level, but candidates must show proficiency in advanced language study by having at least grade B at A-level or equivalent in a modern foreign language.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 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

Not Available

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 department is recognised as one of the very best for music research in the UK, and we are committed to sharing our expertise with students, colleagues and the wider community. Our undergraduate courses allow you to explore historical, technical, compositional, analytical and performance-based aspects of music, as well as focusing increasingly on your particular interests. Specialisms within the department include: composition 20th-century British music Russian and Soviet music Turkish music film music popular music and Jazz hip-hop Renaissance vocal music music theatre medieval music Wagner 19th-century French music music and migration. Optional units are available in these and other related topics each year. We have 15 purpose-built practice rooms with new Yamaha U1 pianos, several new grand pianos for practice, a young Steinway model D, and a new Boesendorfer 200. Visting international artists give masterclasses to students most weeks. Recent artists include: Emma Kirkby, Ashley Wass, Martyn Brabbins, Rachel Podger, Mahan Estafani, Mary King, and Jason Rebello.

Modules

University of Bristol

Inside one of the campus buildings

The University of Bristol is world-renowned with a reputation for academic excellence and has a vibrant student community that's passionate about everything from volunteering to hot air ballooning. Come to Bristol to earn a brilliant degree, develop interests and make life-long friends. It's easy to get involved: our students take part in 192 societies and 52 sports clubs.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
26%
74%

Year 1

20%
80%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

18%
82%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
23%
61%
16%

Year 1

24%
55%
21%

Year 2

75%
25%

Year 3

29%
36%
35%

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 81%
Student score 71% LOW
Able to access IT resources

85%

Staff made the subject interesting

91%

Library resources are satisfactory

82%

Feedback on work has been helpful

58%

Feedback on work has been prompt

79%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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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
10% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
79% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
442 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
98% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are media professionals

8%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

6%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This is one of the less common modern languages for students to take, but graduates from Italian courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their degrees. Last year’s graduates in Italian had a particularly low unemployment rate (we can’t guarantee this will be the case when you graduate, but it is encouraging). About one in six graduates in 2012 got jobs overseas – often as English teachers – which is much higher than for most subjects. Nearly half of the rest went to work in London. Those who want to stay at home to work usually find jobs anywhere where good communication skills are a must – and in 2012, that included education, marketing, PR and finance. But remember, whilst employers say they rate graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.
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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 89%
Student score 86% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

93%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

80%

Feedback on work has been prompt

79%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

90%

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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
15% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
49% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
503 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
90% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
1% 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 98% MED
Average graduate salary £18k HIGH
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

8%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

8%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media 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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