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Music with Irish BA (Hons)

Ulster University

Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • UCAS Course Code

    W3Q5

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    58th

    15
  • Subject Ranking

    38th

    8 (Music)
  • Entry Standards

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

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    144

  • Graduate Prospects

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    50

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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

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    4.78

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    SEP-20

Course Summary

Study Music with Irish at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.The undergraduate music degree programme at the School of Creative Arts, 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: BA students taking music as a major take Musicology and Performance Studies .Year 2 allows students the opportunity to begin specialising by introducing a number of optional modules.Note: BA students taking music as a major take Musicology and Performance Studies.Year 3 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.Irish is available as a minor combination at Magee campus to supplement your major subject. This option enables you to advance your knowledge of the modern language and to learn about a range of aspects of the Irish literary tradition both historical and contemporary.The University offers a comprehensive range of programmes in Irish in both part-time and full-time mode at a number of centres which serve a diverse constituency of students. The breadth of Irish language provision at Ulster and the practice amongst staff and students of the School of Irish Language and Literature of using Irish as a primary medium of communication reflects the University’s strong commitment to cultural and linguistic diversity within Northern Ireland. The University’s Irish programmes play a vital role in preserving, sustaining and celebrating Ireland’s Gaelic literary and linguistic heritage as well as serving the demands of the Irish language sector within the local and international job market.Taking Irish as a minor will allow you to develop core language skills in our Irish Language and Culture modules while affording you the opportunity to sample a range of genres from the Irish literary tradition in our Irish literature offerings. You will not only acquire communicative skills but you will learn important analytical techniques and the capacity to form coherent arguments in both spoken and written form. A minor in Irish comprises of two from the total of six modules you complete per year (students take three modules in total each semester). These draw on extensive staff expertise and internationally-recognised research.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Access to HE Diploma

Grades / Points

BBC

Details

To include grade B in both Irish and Music. Applicants may satisfy the requirement for the A level C grade by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University.The grade B in Music may be substituted by Music Board Grades to the same standard as defined by UCAS (NB Ulster will also accept RIAM grades as equivalent). 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.

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

58th

About this University

Ulster University is at the heart of Northern Ireland, with campuses in Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown (Greater Belfast) and Derry~Londonderry (Magee campus). It offers an extensive range of courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level via full-time or part-time study. With over 25,000 students, it is one of the larger universities in the UK and the largest on the island of Ireland.

Address

Magee, Londonderry

Northland Road

Londonderry

BT48 7JL

UNITED KINGDOM