Music BMus Pippa Brazier UNI-2165

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

Modern Languages and Music

Undergraduate                  BA (Hons)

UCAS code: R9W3

What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Skills for Communicating Cultures

  • Creative Music Skills 1

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 1 – Beginners and Improvers

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 1 – Advanced

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 2 – Beginners and Improvers

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 2 – Advanced

  • Creative Music Skills 2

Optional modules

  • Ideas and Identities

  • Introduction to Translation Studies

  • Passport Languages

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 3

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 4

Optional modules

  • The Materials of Composition

  • Electronic Composition

  • Performance 1

  • Game Audio

  • Orchestration and Arranging

  • Rock and Popular Musicology

  • Film Music

  • Narrating the Past

  • Understanding Languages in Context

  • Languages Guided Research Project

  • Introduction to Language Teaching

  • Audio-Visual Composition

  • Songwriting

  • Performance 2

  • Collaborative Arts Practice: Creative Enterprises

  • Music Technology Applications

  • Jazz Studies

  • Music in the Long 19th Century

  • Psychology of Music Performance

  • Constituting the Contemporary

  • Trinity CertTESOL 1

  • Translation and Digital Culture

  • Passport Languages

Year abroad

* Modules are subject to availability

You’ll spend your third year abroad. You can choose to study at a partner university, work in a school as a language assistant or work in industry or commerce.

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Dissertation

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 5

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 6

Optional modules

  • Composing for Film

  • Advanced Performance 1

  • Session Musician Performance

  • Studio Techniques and Production

  • Shakespeare Music

  • Music Industry Studies

  • Individual Project

  • Psychology of Music and Emotion

  • Popular Cultures

  • Trinity CertTESOL 2

  • Becoming a Professional Translator

  • Composing for Spaces and Places

  • Advanced Performance 2

  • Live Sound

  • Music and Critical Thinking

  • Global Pop

  • Engagement and Resistance

  • Language Learning and Teaching

  • Discourse and Political Practice

  • Passport Languages

"I found that Hull really offered a wide variety of different languages, so I thought it'd be perfect for what I wanted to do."

Isabel Jezierska Watch video

"Music at Hull stood out from other universities, I liked that you can pick modules from the first year."

Pippa Brazier Watch video

More about this course

Aimed at those who love both languages and music, the programme allows you to split your studies 50/50 across the two subjects. For a Modern Language, you can study Chinese, French, German, Italian, or Spanish. Our music modules blend practical, technical and intellectual approaches to music.

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 Middleton Hall. You’ll also benefit from excellent language learning facilities, with a dedicated space for languages students. Our team of Language Learning Advisors offer extra one-to-one support to help you with your studies, as well as a partnership scheme which allows you to practise your chosen language with native speakers. 

Teaching and Learning
Scheduled
Placement
independent

First year

20%

80%

Second year

16%

84%

Final year

16%

84%

Assessment
Written
Practical
Coursework

First year

18%

45%

36%

Second year

23%

33%

43%

Final year

14%

44%

42%

You don't just become fluent in another language at Hull - you immerse yourself in the culture of the people who speak it.

Spend an unforgettable year abroad, studying at a partner university or working, in a country where your chosen language is spoken.

Our music studios and recording equipment rival the best in the industry, including one of the finest ambisonic studios in the UK.

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Thanks to a £9.5 million investment, our Middleton Hall is now a world-class cultural venue boasting a superb 400-seater concert hall.

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Entry requirements

2018 Tariff points: 112 points. Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications 
  • Applicants should have an A level in Music or Music Technology at Grade C or above, or an equivalent Level 3 music qualification
  • Applicants’ instrumental or vocal performance skills should be at a minimum of Grade 6 level. Musicians who can demonstrate performance at this level but who have not taken practical examinations are also encouraged to apply.

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

  • Applicants should also have a GCSE in a foreign language at Grade C or above

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 28 points including 5 at HL Music and 5 at HL in a foreign language (if your first language is English)
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 45 credits at merit

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

112 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

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 academic 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.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250
  • International: £13,500

The University of Hull offers music scholarships on the following instruments:

  • Harp Scholarship (1 award of £1,000 per year)
  • Organ Scholarship (1 award available from September 2019 of £2,000 per year)
  • Robert Marchant String Scholarship (4 awards, restricted to violin, viola, cello and double bass players only - £250 per year)
  • Ouseley Choral Scholarship (1 award, restricted to male vocalists - £150 per year)

To find out more, see our terms and conditions, and download an application form

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

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

Future Prospects

Our music graduates perform well in the jobs market, taking up a wide variety of careers from conducting, orchestral playing, orchestral management, working for the BBC, music librarianship, publishing, retail, lecturing, classroom and instrumental teaching, music therapy, cathedral music and instrument-making.

Our languages graduates have gone into a range of careers, including: international customer liaison at Harrod’s; business analyst; United Biscuits; Customs and Excise executive office; English teaching assistant in Japan; lecturers teaching English at universities in Dijon and Reims, and at the Sorbonne in Paris; translator, Netherlands National Press Bureau; International Officer at Lloyds Bank, Intelligence Officer with RAF.