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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Magee, Londonderry

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Study Music at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.The undergraduate music degree programme at the School of Creative Arts and Technologies, 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: All year 1 modules are compulsory for BMus students:• Musicology 1• Performance Studies 1• Performance Studies 2• Musicology 2• Music Technology 1• Music Technology 2• Composition & Orchestration 1• Composition and Orchestration 2**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.• Musicology 3• Musicology 4• Interactive Systems (Music, Media and Performance) (optional)• Electronic Music, Sonic Arts and Sound Design (optional)• Performance studies 3 (optional)• Performance studies 4 (optional)• Composition and Orchestration 3 (optional)• Composition and Orchestration 4 (optional)• Sound Recording and Studio Techniques (optional)• Introduction to Music Business (optional)• Introduction to Music in the Community (optional)• Music and Moving Image (optional)**Year 3** Industrial Placement (optional). This module provides students with the opportunity to experience life as a professional in the creative industries as a paid employee of a company. They will be supported by an academic coordinator.**Year 3/4** 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.• Interactive Systems 2 (Arts and Media Technologies) (optional)• Sound Theory/Sound Practice (optional)• Project 1 (optional)• Project 2 (optional)• Jazz in the United States (optional)• Double Project (optional)• Music and Moving Image (optional)• Performance Studies 5 (optional)• Performance Studies 6 (optional)• Conversations in Irish Traditional Music (optional)• Composition Portfolio 1(optional)• Composition Portfolio 2 (optional)• Advanced Audio Production (optional)• Placement 1 (optional)• Placement 2 (optional)• Experimental Music (optional)• Teaching Music in the Community (optional)Studying music 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.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,910per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : BBC

To include grade B in Music.Applicants may satisfy the requirement for the final A level grade in the above grade profiles (C or B grade) 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 Grade 8 practical together with Grade 8 theory (preferably at distinction) is required. Further alternative qualifications to satisfy the Music entry requirement are st


University information

Ulster University

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  • 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 200,000 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

    41st out of 85 3

  • Entry standards

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    130 60%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50 50%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.65 93%


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