music

Undergraduate

Music (Popular) BA (Hons)

We have places available for this course in Clearing for 2017!

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Entry requirements during Clearing

During Clearing, we consider your whole application and experience to date - not just your exam results. Please call us to discuss your options - if we are unable to offer you a place on this course, we may be able to offer you a related course.


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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £12,800


More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

About the course

With Hull being the 2017 UK City of Culture, there could hardly be a better time to study here. Our Music (Popular) programme allows you to explore songwriting, performance, studio production and critical musicology in a friendly, supportive environment. There's a specific emphasis on popular music and the practical and creative aspects of music making. As well as being at the heart of a huge cultural festival, Hull is home to some of the finest music facilities in the country. You can enjoy 24-hour access to state-of-the-art industry standard recording studios as well as brand new rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, including the newly refurbished concert auditorium, the Middleton Hall.

You'll be guided by staff who are active performers, composers, producers and researchers. Our expertise underpins the wide range of modules available, allowing you to tailor the degree to your interests and career aspirations. There are fantastic opportunities to get involved in a wealth of extracurricular activities. These include staff-led ensembles, such as Escola de Samba, as well as student-led ensembles, plus a range of workshops, collaborative projects and productions. In your final year, you'll have the opportunity to complete an individual project, which could be an album or live performance.

Entry requirements

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

Nine out of ten of our students are in employment or further study within six months of graduating. Typical careers include working as music teachers, arts administrators, art project managers, performers, conductors, composers, music therapists, music publishers, journalists and lecturers.

Our career-based Students for Hire scheme offers opportunities to perform professionally. And many of our modules have been designed with employment and skills development in mind. We have also developed internships with organisations including Hull Truck Theatre and Opera North.

We help your search for employment with an excellent Careers Service. They offer a range of services to assist you in developing the skills that employers look for – including skills workshops, practice interviews and practice ability tests.