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


% applicants receiving offers


  • Music
Student score
75% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£16k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 88-104 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

There are many examples of 21st century musicians who are able to cross from one type of music to another and draw upon a wide range of contrasting practice in their work. At York St John we believe the study of music should be eclectic and embrace the widest variety of musical genres; this is not a course about classical music or rock music, it is a degree programme which allows you to experience a broad spectrum of musical activity in which you will study and perform music of all types. Our degree provides a relevant, contemporary and challenging programme of study which crosses musical boundaries and equips you with the diverse range of skills which are essential for today’s musicians. Music pervades every aspect of our culture and it surrounds us as we go about our daily lives. We live in an age when there is easy access to music from all times, in all styles and from all around the world. Technological developments make it possible for us to create new music at the touch of a button and as the barriers between genres are broken down, composers and performers have access to new audiences. As a subject, music offers unique opportunities to engage in new creative projects and to work with young people and community groups. The teaching of music is led by practice, whether in performing, composing, listening or understanding and you will gain considerable insight from this ‘hands on’ approach to learning. We are looking for open minded, creative musicians with strong practical skills and the potential to succeed.


Modules may include: Level 1: Vox; Drumming; Music Skills; Perspectives on Music. Level 2: Ensemble Performance; Improvisation; Composition; Solo Performance; Film Music; Music in Education & Lifelong Learning; Community Music; Experiments in Music; Sounds New Approaching the Contemporary. Level 3: Enterprise & Employability in Music; Advanced Solo Performance; Advanced Composition; Community & Wellbeing; Ensembles & Leadership; Collaborative Project; Dissertation.

York St John University

The Quad

As a student at York St John you will have the opportunity to live and study in our amazing city. Our campus is in a stunning setting facing the world-famous York Minster. York St John was originally founded in 1841 as a teacher training college these days, we have invested over 75 million to make sure we have cutting edge facilities for you to benefit from.

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 82%
Student score 75% MED
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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
29% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
294 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
59% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 £16k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


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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