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


% applicants receiving offers


  • Music
Student score
87% HIGH
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£17.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Including Music; or A or B in Music Technology plus Grade 5 Theory (ABRSM). If no A Level Music or Music Technology then AAB/ABB plus Grade 8 Performance (ABRSM, LCM, Trinity, Rockschool) and Grade 5 Theory (ABRSM).

Scottish Highers

This qualification is only acceptable alongside Scottish Advanced Higher grades AA which must include Music.

Scottish Advanced Highers

Including Music. This qualification is only acceptable alongside Scottish Higher grades AABBB.

BTEC Diploma

This qualification is accepted alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

This qualification is accepted alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

BTEC Music courses. If syllabus is heavily practice based or technology weighted, we may also ask for a pass in ABRSM Grade 5 Theory.

International Baccalaureate

Including Music Higher Level 5 points.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-136 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


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


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 popular BA Music offers students the opportunity to pursue their interests across the full spectrum of music studies, including optional pathways in performance, composition and music technology. Our outstanding facilities include a large, specialist music library, an iMac computer suite, recording studio and practice rooms, an orchestral-size rehearsal hall, and the Djanogly Recital Hall - one of the country’s leading chamber music venues. Students gain hands-on work experience through an optional Work Placement module, paid traineeships, placements in local schools, and conducting and management opportunities. Extra-curricular performance activities are central to the life of the department, with two orchestras, five choirs, and specialist ensembles covering every musical taste.


Teaching takes the form of lectures, seminar classes and individual consultative tutorials, and is supplemented by ensemble rehearsals and performance workshops. In year one your understanding of the discipline is deepened through compulsory modules such as Elements of Music, Repertoires, Global Music Studies and Ensemble Performance, alongside optional modules. The emphasis in years two and three is on choice. You are free to combine modules as you wish, drawing from pathways in composition, performance and music technology, as well as self-contained modules addressing the full range of music studies. All students taking solo performance modules will receive fully-paid tuition with one of our experienced instrumental and vocal teachers. In the second year, students may study abroad for a semester, or take an optional Work Placement.

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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 87% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
68% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
458 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
90% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £17.5k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations


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 2015. 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. There's also a niche for music graduates wanting to work in IT and computing, particularly with web applications. Because a lot of musician work is temporary or freelance, the most common way for new graduates to get jobs as musicians 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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