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Ulster University

UCAS Code: W302 | Bachelor of Music (with Honours) - BMus (Hon)

Entry requirements

A level

C,C,C

Applicants may satisfy the requirement for the A level C grade by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

Overall profile of 45 credits at Merit (60 credit Access course) (GB Access course) Overall profile of 55% (120 credit Access Course) (NI Access course)

GCSE/National 4/National 5

For full-time study, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements for admission to a first degree course and hold a GCSE pass at Grade C/4 or above English Language. Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills - Communication will be accepted as equivalent to GCSE English.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

To include 12 at higher level.

96 UCAS tariff points to include a minimum of five subjects (four of which must be at higher level) to include English at H6 if studied at Higher level or O4 if studied at Ordinary Level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

If completing a QCF National Extended Diploma (2012) the requirements are DMM.

Scottish Advanced Higher

D,D,D

Applicants may satisfy the requirement for an element of the offer grade profiles (equating to the final A-level grade stated in the standard 3A level offer profile - grade C) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University.

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C,C

Applicants may satisfy the requirement for an element of the offer grade profiles (equating to the final A-level grade stated in the standard 3A level offer profile - grade C) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University

UCAS Tariff

96-105

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About this course

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Music

Study Music at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.
The undergraduate music degree programme at the School of Creative Arts and Technologies, Ulster University is based around four core elements: Performance, Composition, Musicology and Music Technology.

**Year 1** is designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview of musical styles, genres and disciplines enabling them to develop existing skills and interests as well as acquire a range of new ones. Note: All year 1 modules are compulsory for BMus students:

• Musicology 1
• Performance Studies 1
• Performance Studies 2
• Musicology 2
• Music Technology 1
• Music Technology 2
• Composition & Orchestration 1
• Composition and Orchestration 2

**Year 2** allows students the opportunity to begin specialising by introducing a number of optional modules as well as level 2 modules in the four core disciplines.

• Musicology 3
• Musicology 4
• Interactive Systems (Music, Media and Performance) (optional)
• Electronic Music, Sonic Arts and Sound Design (optional)
• Performance studies 3 (optional)
• Performance studies 4 (optional)
• Composition and Orchestration 3 (optional)
• Composition and Orchestration 4 (optional)
• Sound Recording and Studio Techniques (optional)
• Introduction to Music Business (optional)
• Introduction to Music in the Community (optional)
• Music and Moving Image (optional)

**Year 3** Industrial Placement (optional). This module provides students with the opportunity to experience life as a professional in the creative industries as a paid employee of a company. They will be supported by an academic coordinator.

**Year 3/4** enables students to focus their degree programme in one or more related areas of specialist interest with a broad range of advanced level modules. Placement presents students the opportunity to take part in an internship with a local music or arts organisation while the Project options allow students to pursue an independent course of research or practical work in a chosen field of musical study.

• Interactive Systems 2 (Arts and Media Technologies) (optional)
• Sound Theory/Sound Practice (optional)
• Project 1 (optional)
• Project 2 (optional)
• Jazz in the United States (optional)
• Double Project (optional)
• Music and Moving Image (optional)
• Performance Studies 5 (optional)
• Performance Studies 6 (optional)
• Conversations in Irish Traditional Music (optional)
• Composition Portfolio 1(optional)
• Composition Portfolio 2 (optional)
• Advanced Audio Production (optional)
• Placement 1 (optional)
• Placement 2 (optional)
• Experimental Music (optional)
• Teaching Music in the Community (optional)

Studying music prepares graduates for a range of careers both inside and outside of the music industry. Our students have been successful in establishing careers as composers and performers, studio engineers, teachers, community music leaders and many progress to postgraduate study.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£16,320
per year
International
£16,320
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,750
per year
Republic of Ireland
£4,750
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni

Course location:

Derry~Londonderry

Department:

Magee Campus

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What students say

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
51%
Male students
49%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
18%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

After graduation

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Music

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£16,354
low
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
44%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
14%
Teaching and educational professionals
12%
Customer service occupations

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