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Music BMus (Hons)

The University of Manchester

Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • UCAS Course Code

    W302

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    15th

    3
  • Subject Ranking

    2nd

    (Music)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    206

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    80

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.26

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BMus (Hon)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    21-SEP-20

Course Summary

Our MusB is a dynamic, well-established and highly regarded three-year course which admits students of a high calibre, with graduates who go on to work in the music profession, the creative industries and beyond. Based in the prestigious and welcoming Music Department , our MusB course offers excellence in Performance , Composition and Musicology , incorporating specialisms in Music Theory & Analysis and Ethnomusicology. Underpinned by our excellence in research, regular updates in the course content reflect the latest findings in music scholarship. With a range of course units to choose from (see the lists below), the MusB is diverse and flexible, enabling you to build upon existing interests while allowing you the room to discover new forms and traditions of music and new ways of understanding, performing and creating music. The MusB can also be studied in full as part of the renowned ` Joint Course ', a demanding four-year course run in collaboration with the RNCM. With this mix of academic and practical experience, you will be taught by internationally recognised academics and a roster of professional instrumental and vocal tutors, drawn from Manchester and the north-west. Our teaching and music-making takes place in the Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama. You will rehearse, take master classes and perform in the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall and can get your hands on the latest digital-audio technology in the award-winning NOVARS studios for electroacoustic music and interactive media. You will also benefit musically, academically and socially from the extensive music-making and management opportunities provided by the Music Society and the 100+ concerts and events that the department sponsors each year. And this is to say nothing of the diversity of music to be experienced in cosmopolitan Manchester, a global city for the performing arts with a rich heritage of professional and amateur music-making. **The course aims to:**- Enable you to engage in the advanced study of musical performance, musical composition, musicology, ethnomusicology and music analysis within a research-rich and musically lively environment.- Provide opportunities for you to develop specialized and high-level skills in the sub-disciplines of musical performance, musical composition, musicology, ethnomusicology and music analysis.- Stimulate your curiosity and enthusiasm to study music in its practical, creative and intellectual contexts, and to explore the inherent interconnections between these three facets of the discipline.- Enable you to investigate the innate interdisciplinarity of music by exploring the broader social, cultural, aesthetic and scientific contexts in which it is created, heard and received.- Enable you both to develop your strengths and specialisms, and to explore new aspects of the discipline by allowing the maximum possible flexibility and choice of course-units within the programme.- Facilitate the development of your creative imagination and skills of critical self-awareness.- Enable you to develop skills in interpreting, synthesizing and critically evaluating information.- Encourage the use of technology as applicable to the study of music as a creative art.- Prepare you for the successful development of careers - both within and outside the field of music - that involve critical judgement, creative problem-solving, teamwork and well-developed communication skills.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • Extended Project
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • AS
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Grades / Points

AAB

Details

AAB, including A in Music.Alternatively, we will accept AAB plus ABRSM Grade 8 Theory at Merit or above, where a candidate is not taking A-level Music.(Joint course with RNCM requires AAA including Music). Also required is Associated Board (or equivalent examinations) Grade VIII Practical, preferably at Distinction, on an instrument or voice.Typical Contextual Offer: ABB, including A in Music.        Alternatively, we will accept ABB plus ABRSM Grade 8 Theory at Merit or above, where a candidate is not taking A-level Music. (Joint course with RNCM requires AAA including Music).                  Also required is Associated Board (or equivalent examinations) Grade VIII Practical, preferably at Distinction, on an instrument or voice.

Tuition Fees

This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.

£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

15th

About this University

The University of Manchester is one of the largest single-site universities in the UK, with 40,000 students from almost every country in the world. With world-leading research and social responsibility at its heart, Manchester is a place to innovate, to lead and to make a difference. A Russell Group university, it is ranked in the top 30 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020).

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