Music (Jazz)

BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £13,500

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

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 1,200 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Y1 34% 0% 66%
Y2 16% 0% 84%
Final 18% 0% 82%
Y1 8% 15% 77%
Y2 25% 11% 64%
Final 14% 17% 69%

About the course

Our Music (Jazz) programme allows you to explore a wide range of topics, including performance, composition, arranging, critical musicology, and studio production, in a friendly and supportive environment. You’ll take a hands-on approach to music-making, learning in workshops, band rehearsals, seminars, and lectures. Hull is home to some of the finest music facilities in the country. You will 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. These facilities allow you to develop as a musician, working towards your third year modules where you can concentrate on an album or a live performance as the culmination of your studies.

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. You'll have the opportunity to develop your musical skills by getting involved in a wealth of extracurricular activities. These include staff-led ensembles such as the Jazz Aesthetic, as well as student-led ensembles, plus a range of workshops, collaborative projects and productions.

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

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 while many of the modules were 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. This offers a range of services to assist you to develop the skills that employers look for – including skills workshops, practice interviews and practice ability tests.