What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
A minimum of BBC-BBB to include B in Music.
A minimum of BBCCC to BBBCC to include grade B in Music.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers88%
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 support£4,030
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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The course is based around four core elements: Performance, Composition, Musicology and Music Technology. Year 1 is designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview of musical styles, genres and disciplines enabling them to develop existing skills and interests as well as acquire a range of new ones. Musicology 1 and 2 both include strands in fundamental harmony while Performance Studies 1 and 2 include an Aural provision. Note: All Year 1 modules are compulsory for BMus students. Year 2 allows students the opportunity to begin specialising by introducing a number of optional modules as well as level 2 modules in the four core disciplines. Musicology 3 and 4 - the only compulsory modules - both include strands in advanced harmony. Year 3 enables students to focus their degree course in one or more related areas of specialist interest with a broad range of advanced level modules. Placement presents students the opportunity to take part in an internship with a local music or arts organisation while the Project options allow students to pursue an independent course of research or practical work in a chosen field of musical study.
Year 1: Core modules: Music history; baroque studies; technical studies ; musicianship ; music history : classical studies; technical studies ; musicianship . Year 2: Core modules: Music history; romantic studies; technical studies; music history; renaissance studies; technical studies; performance; options: notation; music and US culture 1900-1939. Optional placement year: USA leading to Diploma in Area Studies. Final Year: Core modules: Trends in late 19th-century and early 20th-century music; project; analysis of late 19th- to mid 20th-century music; 20th-century studies; optional modules: advanced performance; film music; studies in polyphony; performance studies; popular music in contemporary America.
Located in Northern Ireland, Ulster University is spread across four campuses in Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown and Magee. The university has one of the highest employment rates in the UK, with over 92% of graduates finding work within six months of finishing their studies. The University has been named as a top UK institute for providing internships, all programmes offering the opportunity of work based learning, placement and study abroad opportunities.
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