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Community Music

Entry requirements


A level

B,C

A Levels - BC, with Music A Level at a minimum grade B. GCSE in English or English Language is also required and a minimum of 3 additional GCSE passes.

4 AS Levels at BBCC including Music with a minimum grade of A. GCSE in English or English Language is also required and a minimum of 3 additional GCSE passes.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

At least a Grade 6 at Music at HL. English at a minimum of Standard level required. Candidates should have Grade VIII Associated Board (or equivalent), in their main instrument/voice or who show great potential and intend to take Grade VIII.

For entry to Year 3: Satisfactory completion of HND Music (240 SCQF credit points). Curriculum to include: Satisfactory Completion, Interview, Audition, PVG Check and Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover. Although we welcome all genres of music the course is primarily classical focused therefore auditions and interviews will centre around this genre.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B

Overall a minimum of BBBB required in four distinct disciplines (Music cannot be double-counted). Music at Higher Grade A preferred. Also required: English at Standard Grade 1, 2 or 3 or National 5 at Grades A, B or C.

UCAS Tariff

72-108

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Music

Community Music at Aberdeen provides wonderful opportunities to develop alongside world-renowned composers, community musicians, educators, musicologists and researchers working in many genres, styles, periods and settings. You will benefit from a broad range of facilities and instruments, have unrivalled opportunities to grow in your chosen field, be part of the vibrant musical scene in north-east Scotland, and have options to specialise in teaching music or working with music in community settings.

The BMus (Hons) Community Music programme is an established and innovative programme unique in Scotland. The programme prepares you for a flexible career as a musical practitioner who is able to work across a spectrum of community and educational settings, combining a wide range of community based, education and musical skills.

From the commencement of your specialist studies on the programme you will engage extensively in placement learning across settings of your own choosing and interest, allowing you to develop and define your personal identity as a community musician. In your fourth year you will have the opportunity to design and implement you own project with the full support of your peers, community partners, visiting specialists and the programme team.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course; practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course; and written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses.

Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£18,000
per year
International
£18,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

View the University of Aberdeen Online Prospectus programme page to find out about any scholarships and funding you may be able to apply for.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Aberdeen

Department:

School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

90%
high
Music

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Music

Teaching and learning

95%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
18%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
B
B

After graduation


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Music

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,640
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
54%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Teaching and educational professionals
22%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Performing arts

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£20k

£20k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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