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Music

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

To include Music. If you do not meet the requirement for a qualification in Music, please contact us and we can discuss how we might recognise your prior experience in the area in assessing your application. Applicants may satisfy the requirement for the final A level grade in the above grade profiles by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University. Alternatives to A level Music: a recognised Diploma (e.g. LRAM, ARCM, LRSM, ARCO, LTCL, LGSM, LLCM, RIAM) OR Grade 8 practical together with Grade 8 theory (preferably at distinction) is required. Further alternative qualifications to satisfy the Music entry requirement are stipulated within the other qualifications sections. Please note that all applicants for the degree course may be interviewed and auditioned by Music as part of our entry criteria. Although we expect candidates to be able to demonstrate a high level of performing ability, at this stage we are evaluating potential as much as achievement.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

Please note that you must satisfy the requirement for Music grade C (or equivalent) for entry to this course. If you do not meet the requirement for a qualification in Music, please contact us and we can discuss how we might recognise your prior experience in the area in assessing your application. In addition: For Access qualifications validated by Ulster University or QUB the entry requirement is: An overall mark of 55% Please see the other qualifications sections for acceptable qualifications to satisfy the Music subject requirements for this course . Please note that all applicants for the degree course may be interviewed and auditioned as part of our entry criteria.

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 to include Music at HL. If you do not meet the requirement for a qualification in Music, please contact us and we can discuss how we might recognise your prior experience in the area in assessing your application. Please see other sections for alternative acceptable qualifications to satisfy the Music subject requirements. Please note that all applicants for the degree course may be interviewed and auditioned as part of our entry criteria.

96 UCAS tariff points to include a minimum of four subjects at Higher Level including Music at H4 and one at Ordinary Level, including English at O4/H6 or above. If you do not meet the requirement for a qualification in Music, please contact us and we can discuss how we might recognise your prior experience in the area in assessing your application. Please note that all applicants for the degree course may be interviewed and auditioned as part of our entry criteria. RIAM qualifications will also be considered in lieu of H4 Music.

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. If you do not meet the requirement for a qualification in Music, please contact us and we can discuss how we might recognise your prior experience in the area in assessing your application. Acceptable Music awards = Performing Arts (Musical Theatre), Music and Music Technology (preferably with grade 5 Theory). Other Extended Diplomas will be considered if candidates can satisfy the A level Music grade C or equivalent subject requirement.

Scottish Advanced Higher

D,D,D

To include Music. If you do not meet the requirement for a qualification in Music, please contact us and we can discuss how we might recognise your prior experience in the area in assessing your application. 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

To include Music. If you do not meet the requirement for a qualification in Music, please contact us and we can discuss how we might recognise your prior experience in the area in assessing your application. 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

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

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
£15,360
per year
International
£15,360
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,630
per year
Republic of Ireland
£4,630
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Magee, Londonderry

Department:

Magee Campus

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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.

79%
med
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

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
67%
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

60%
Library resources
66%
IT resources
61%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
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?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
2%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section 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

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.

£13,000
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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