BA Music


Program Description

Course overview

Explore musical cultures and contexts while developing theoretical and technical skills in high-end facilities.

You'll benefit from partnerships and internships with prestigious organisations like the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Hull Truck Theatre and Opera North

You'll develop your skills and knowledge under expert staff, who are themselves, active musicians and practitioners. There will be plenty of opportunities to gain paid musical and music-related work. And our employment events will help you to launch your own career in music.

How you'll study

Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.

6 reasons to study Music at Hull

  1. 99% graduate employability rating*
  2. Top-class concert venue
  3. 24-hour access to industry-standard studios
  4. Work with top names like the RPO and Opera North
  5. A host of extracurricular musical opportunities
  6. Perform, jam and record with like-minded musicians

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Your future prospects

  • Musician
  • Composer
  • Conductor
  • Music Librarian
  • Journalist
  • Teacher

Our music graduates perform well in the jobs market, taking up a wide variety of careers from performing, songwriting and composing, to producing or working as a sound engineer.

Music graduates find their creativity and transferable skills are also welcomed by employers in non-musical fields, such as the Civil Service, accountancy, insurance and computing.

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*Percentage of students in work or further study within six months of graduating: UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for the academic year 2016/17, published by HESA 2018

Entry requirements

UK Residents

Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff but must include at least 80 points from

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications
  • Applicants should have an A level in Music or Music Technology at Grade C or above, or an equivalent Level 3 music qualification
  • Applicants’ instrumental or vocal performance skills should be at a minimum of Grade 6 level. Musicians who can demonstrate performance at this level but who have not taken practical examinations are also encouraged to apply.

Alternative qualifications

  • IB Diploma: 28 points including 5 at HL Music
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 45 credits at merit

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Last updated Jul 2020

About the School

The University of Hull has been changing the way people think for 90 years. Our motto, Lampada Ferens, translates as ‘carrying the light of learning’, and over the years, we’ve shared that light with ... Read More

The University of Hull has been changing the way people think for 90 years. Our motto, Lampada Ferens, translates as ‘carrying the light of learning’, and over the years, we’ve shared that light with thousands of people from across the world. Read less