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UK Music Courses

Whether your passion is composition, vocal performance or instrumental, a UK music degree will help you excel in your passion

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.

Music UK application

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 and Salary

Music graduates who specialise in performance may pursue careers as recording artists or session musicians. There are also employment opportunities in specialist fields, such as technicians, sound engineers and producers, many of whom work freelance.

  • Average starting professional salary: £18,000
  • Average starting non-professional salary: £15,600

Source: The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

Music UK 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.

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 2024 below:

  1. Guildhall School of Music and Drama
  2. University of Surrey
  3. Royal Academy of Music
  4. University of Oxford
  5. Royal College of Music
  6. University of Sheffield
  7. University of Bedfordshire
  8. University of Cambridge
  9. University of Manchester
  10. Bangor University

Study Music in the UK

If you are interested in studying music in the UK, arrange your free consultation today. Don't forget the Premium Service will guarantee you at least one offer from a UK university.

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