Study Music in the UK
Music Courses in the UK
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
- International Baccalaureate requirements: 30 points.
- A-levels requirements: ABB including music. Because of the creative nature of a Music degree, many students are also accepted on talent and merit.
- 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 to 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:
- University of Surrey
- University of Manchester
- University of Cambridge
- Guildhall School of Music and Drama
- Royal College of Music
- University of Oxford
- Royal Holloway, University of London
- University of Edinburgh
- Royal Northern College of Music
- University of Southampton
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