Music study in the UK

Music in the UK

Career options, entry requirements and rankings for Music.

UK Music Courses

Introduction to Music

Studying Music in the UK will allow you to focus on a wide range of musical genres alongside theoretical and practical modules. Students will develop their creative, teamwork, communication and performance skills in seminars, lectures and practical sessions, while modules focus on specific periods of music and genres, composition, performance and collaborative practice. You will be able to customise your study plans and focus on what you are interested in after year one and many teachers are industry professionals with years of musical experience.

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The UK has a famous musical past with exports such as The Beatles, The Who and David Bowie famous all over the world and its cultural and diverse history makes it a great place to study for an international student.

Careers in Music

Music graduates who specialise in performance may pursue their own careers as recording artists or find employment with orchestras or as session musicians. There are also employment opportunities in specialist fields such as ethnomusicology and psychotherapy. The music industry also covets technicians, sound engineers and producers, many of whom work freelance.

Music Entry Requirements

  • Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 30 points.
  • Typical A-levels requirements: ABB including music. Because of the creative nature of a Music degree, many students are also accepted on talent and merit.
  • Typical IELTS requirements: 6.0 overall, with no lower than 5.5 in any one component.
IELTS Preparation Classes

If you need to improve your IELTS score ahead of beginning a Music degree, sign up for our flexible part-time IELTS classes in central London today.

Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.

Where can I study Music in the UK?

To learn more about the best Music courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Music universities in the Guardian University Guide 2017 below:

  1. University of Surrey
  2. University of Manchester
  3. University of Cambridge
  4. Guildhall School of Music and Drama
  5. Royal College of Music
  6. University of Oxford
  7. Royal Holloway, University of London
  8. University of Edinburgh
  9. Royal Northern College of Music
  10. University of Southampton

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