The BA in Music has a strong academic component and covers a broad range of music, as well as a variety of approaches to thinking about and understanding music. Many graduates enter professions related to music; others pursue careers in publishing and the media, academia, arts administration, banking, law, public service and the charity sector.


Further information about the course can be found on the Faculty and University websites.

Course Requirements

  •  Either Grade 8 Music Theory (with at least Merit), a good A-level in Music, or an equivalent
  • A range of British and international qualifications may be acceptable
  • Applicants should be familiar with Western classical repertoire and have experience of writing about music
  • A well developed musical ear, some facility at the keyboard, and some proficiency in harmony and counterpoint are also desirable

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Admissions Assessment

  • Most applicants are required to take a subject-specific written admission assessment, either pre-interview or at interview. These assessments are designed to supplement the information in your application and provide a gauge of your abilities - to assess skills, such as comprehension and thinking skills, and levels of knowledge and understanding, relevant to your course. Read more on the University's website here.