music

Undergraduate

Music BA

BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

BA (Hons) with Foundation Year

The foundation year has been designed to prepare you for entry onto the BA Music degree. You'll study the following modules:

  • Music Theory
  • Making Music
  • Academic Study Skills
  • English Language for Academic Purposes 1
  • English Language for Academic Purposes 2
  • Introduction to Study in the Humanities 

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £13,500

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £9,000


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

UK & EU fees for 2018/19 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 2,000 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Foundation Year 20% 0% 80%
Y1 34% 0% 66%
Y2 16% 0% 84%
Final 18% 0% 82%
Assessment
Assessment
YearWrittenPracticalCoursework
Foundation Year 0% 22% 78%
Y1 14% 15% 71%
Y2 25% 11% 64%
Final 14% 17% 69%

About the course

Unleash your creativity in the UK's City of Culture on our BA Music degree. It's an all-round programme which blends practical, technical and intellectual approaches to music. As well as studying the broad subject of music, you'll develop specialisms in a range of musical traditions. 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 taught by expert staff, and have the opportunity to get involved in a wealth of extracurricular activities. These include staff-led ensembles, such as the University Camerata, Chapel Choir and Ensemble Fractus, as well as student-led ensembles plus a range of workshops, collaborative projects and productions. We've also developed internships with professional organisations like Hull Truck Theatre and Opera North. For students who don't have the qualifications for direct entry to the first year, we offer Music with a Foundation Year. This programme has been designed to give you the academic abilities you need to study at degree level.

W301

BA (Hons)

4 years

Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

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

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.

Music graduates are also welcomed by employers in non-musical fields, such as the Civil Service, accountancy, insurance and computing. Our graduates’ success rate in finding suitable employment is very high; in fact, the Higher Education Statistics Agency's report, published in 2015, showed that 95% of full-time students obtaining a degree from the University of Hull find employment or progress to further study within six months of finishing their course..

We help your search for employment with an excellent Careers Service. This offers a range of services to assist you to develop the skills looked for by employers, including skills workshops, practice interviews and practice ability tests, and have extensive information, both web-based and in printed format, which is kept up-to-date with the latest job and work experience vacancies, and changes to recruitment processes.

We maintain very close links with graduate employers, both on a local, regional, national and international level, so we can offer you the best advice available and work closely with academic colleagues and student committees to provide specific opportunities, information and events for your course. Many of our academic programmes offer you the opportunity to undertake an internship or work placement.