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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

About the course

At Sussex, you gain a critical understanding of traditional and contemporary music and how it contributes to society. You study in a great environment for music making and studies, including masterclasses and concerts. You'll develop the skills to define musical practices of the future through our modern approaches to composition, performance and production.

At Sussex, you’re taught by internationally recognised composers and musicologists, celebrated for their work in opera and film, as well as more conventional musical forms.

You'll gain a critical understanding of traditional and contemporary music and learn how it contributes to society. With a wide range of options to choose from, including performance and music technology, our flexible approach to study means you can tailor your degree to your passion.

You'll develop the skills to define musical practices of the future through our modern approaches to composition, performance and production. You'll study in a great environment for music-making, including masterclasses and concerts. You will also have 24-hour access to practice rooms, and the newly refurbished Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts offers exciting opportunities to enjoy and perform music.

About Sussex

Sussex graduates change the world. Our students become the leaders of the future, making discoveries, improving lives and changing things for the better.

Study with us to join a welcoming and inspiring community of staff and students from more than 140 countries.

Location

We shape the world from a fantastic campus on the UK’s beautiful south coast.

We are the only UK university surrounded by a national park, so you can step off campus to explore the hills and woodlands of the South Downs. The vibrant, colourful and creative seaside city of Brighton & Hove is just nine minutes away.

With Brighton voted the happiest city in England for students, (Student Living Survey, Sodexo, 2018) there can be few better places to study.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 22,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : BBB - ABB

You must have evidence of strong music ability. You might have A-level Music or Music Technology (with at least grade B in either) or have other evidence of music ability from outside your A-level studies. This could be a formal qualification (such as grade 7 theory or grade 7 instrument or voice from a certified exam board, like Rockschool or ABRSM) or you may have other evidence of strong performance, composition or professional experience from outside your academic studies.If you are applying without a formal music q

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University information

University of Sussex

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

    University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN1 9RH, England

The city of Brighton & Hove is world famous for its openness and inclusivity. The city is only one hour from London and 30 minutes from Gatwick airport.
With world-leading development courses and highly regarded business programmes, Sussex has a reputation for expertise in sustainability and innovation.
A university with an international reputation, Sussex welcomes students to its friendly community of academics and students of over 150 nationalities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 86 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    139 64%

    31st

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%

    33rd

    21
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    40th

    35

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