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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Music (with Honours) - BMus (Hon)

  • Location

    Magee, Londonderry

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Summary

The undergraduate music degree programme at the School of Arts and Humanities at Ulster University is based around four core elements: Performance, Composition, Musicology and Music Technology.

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The undergraduate music degree programme is based around four core elements: Performance, Composition, Musicology and Music Technology. Classes take place over two 12-week semesters each year. Students choose modules to the value of 60 credits in each semester.

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: All year 1 modules are compulsory for BMus students.

Year 2 allows students the opportunity to begin specialising by introducing a number of optional modules as well as level 2 modules in the four core disciplines.

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.

Career options

Studying music at Ulster prepares graduates for a range of careers both inside and outside of the music industry. Our students have been successful in establishing careers as composers and performers, studio engineers, teachers, community music leaders and many progress to postgraduate study at the University of Ulster and other domestic and international institutions. Meanwhile, the interdisciplinary opportunities afforded to music students across the subject areas at the School of Creative Arts and Technologies equips our graduates with a unique range of skills and experiences vital to any career in the creative industries that few other institutions can provide.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,360per 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 : CCC

To include Music. If you do not meet the requirement for a qualification in Music, please contact us and we can discuss how we might recognise your prior experience in the area in assessing your application.Applicants may satisfy the requirement for the final A level grade in the above grade profiles by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University.Alternatives to A level Music: a recognised Diploma (e.g. LRAM, ARCM, LRSM, ARCO, LTCL, LGSM, LLCM, RIAM) OR Grad

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University information

Ulster University

  • University League Table

    44th

  • Campus address

    Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland

Renowned for its warm welcome, Ulster recruits international students from over 100 countries across the globe and has over 215,000 alumni worldwide.
Ulster delivers a world-class UK university experience with the added benefit of being one of the UK's most affordable locations.
An international student experience team delivers a bespoke orientation programme and offers pastoral support to international students during their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 87 17

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    120 59%

    56th

    21
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    18th

    50
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    34th

    33

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