In addition to the musical studies described in W300, this programme develops your understanding of key management functions, with an opportunity to apply management skills such as problem solving, teamwork, communication, numeracy and self management.
50/50 split between the subjects in each year, or the option of 25 per cent in a third subject
A core programme of management sciences in years one and two, with a free choice of music options
In year three, a free choice from a wide range of options in both subjects
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Flexible course structure allows you to tailor your programme to your needs, across performance, composition and academic music study
Purpose-built concert hall (Turner Sims) supporting the most extensive series of professional concerts and workshops of any UK university
Dedicated keyboard room, percussion room, jazz and pop rehearsal room, nine further teaching and ensemble rehearsal rooms, 16 practice rooms, three electronic studios plus live room, and 16 networked multimedia workstations
Many large-scale Students’ Union performing groups (orchestras, bands, choirs and theatre groups), in addition to music ensembles
Did you know?
You can take this programme with a year abroad at one of our 173 partner institutions in over 24 countries – use code WN33 when you apply through UCAS.
Typical entry requirements
|GCSE||Grade B in Mathematics|
AAB - BBB, including grade B in Music and Grade 8 or demonstrated equivalent standard*
Applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) will also be made an alternative offer one grade below the standard offer, conditional on an A grade in the EPQ.
|International Baccalaureate||34 - 30 points, 17 - 15 at higher level, including 6 in higher level Music, and Grade 8 or demonstrated equivalent standard**Equivalence to Grade 8 is ascertained by the relevant Head of Study (Strings/Woodwind/Brass/Piano and Percussion/Early Music/Jazz and Pop/Vocal Studies) auditioning the student. This can be done in person or by sending a video web link (e.g. Youtube)|
We welcome applications from international students. Helpful information on applying, meeting a University representative in your country, or improving your English language levels can be found on the International Office website. If English is not your first language you will be required to pass an approved English test. We normally ask for an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and Reading and 6.0 in Listening and Speaking.
We welcome applications from candidates offering qualifications other than A and AS levels (including BTEC, European Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificate and Scottish Highers). You will be expected to attain an equivalent standard to an A level applicant. Contact us for further information on equivalencies for these qualifications and others not listed here
Humanities supports contextual admission. A typical offer for an applicant qualifying as contextual is in the range of BBB to BBC from 3 A levels or the equivalent from alternative qualifications.
- Average applications per place:
UCAS application. Those offered places are invited to attend a visit day, which features a range of talks and other events, and multiple opportunities to ask questions
Selection is normally based on actual or predicted grades plus the reference and personal statement on your UCAS application. Exceptionally we may ask you to come for an interview before making an offer.
This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.
Typical course content
- Performance: early music; classical and contemporary art music; jazz and pop
- Composition: free composition (classical and/or commercial, television and film)
- Orchestration and arranging
- Historical and critical topics: music history and analysis from the Middle Ages to the present; world music; jazz and pop; issues in sociology and contemporary culture
- Music business
- Music therapy and community music
Innovation modules outside of your subject area
Our Curriculum Innovation Programme offers our students the chance to take optional modules outside their core disciplines. This allows you to personalise your education, to develop new skills and knowledge for your future.
View the Curriculum Innovation modules for this course
Learn a language
Some of our courses also give you the option of taking a language module, which can count towards your degree. These modules cover ten languages and range from absolute beginner to near-native speaker level.
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Students choose ANY four Music modules, plus four from Management
Year 2 Compulsory Modules - there are four compulsory Management modules:
Plus one module from
Students choose ANY four Music modules, plus four from Management. At least one module must be chosen from the following list:
Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical
student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided.
More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).