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Choosing what to study

Five reasons to study Music

For those considering a degree in Music but need further convincing, we lend our expertise. Here are five compelling reasons to study this subject area.

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1. Work with talented individuals

Tutors and other university staff that support you during your course are likely to be experienced professionals, and an inspiration to your work. Some departments are even connected to external professional musicians who might teach a masterclass or give special lectures to assist with learning.

2. Chance to explore the world

Many universities offer the opportunity to take an industry placement year, where you can gain invaluable work experience and knowledge. Some even offer the chance to study abroad.

3. Postgraduate options

You’ll have the opportunity to specialise in a large variety of areas if you continue studying after your initial degree. This includes production, composing and theatre.

4. Transferable skills

From critical thinking to administration, study Music and you'll gain a wide range of skills. If a career in music isn’t what you end up doing, there’s no need to worry as these skills can be applied to many different professions.

5. Jobs in abundance

Music graduates have nothing to fear in the job market. Roles include performing, teaching, composing, working with film, TV, radio or computer games.

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