Become part of a creative and innovative community of performers, composers, songwriters, producers, music psychologists, and writers about music.
To thrive in today’s fast-moving music culture, you’ll need a wide range of musical and technical skills, and to be able to work confidently with others across a range of professional contexts.
You’ll study music in three ways. First, you’ll have the time and resources to pursue your creative endeavours – whether that’s as a performer on stage or in the studio, a composer, a songwriter, a music technologist, a community arts practitioner, or an events organiser.
Your practical work will culminate in a large-scale project that will be a stepping stone into your chosen career.
Second, you’ll study a range of technical skills to enable you to realise your best work. Core skills might include: project management, music theory and analysis, fluency with key pieces of music software, research skills, curriculum design, and festival programming.
Third, you’ll receive robust training in the critical and contextual dimensions of the study of music, working with expert staff to explore, interrogate and challenge received wisdom about the value, status and significance of music in our society.
Creativity lives and breathes at the University of Hull. Always has done, always will. It’s central to what universities do. But at Hull, we’re building something that goes far beyond our four walls.
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.Music is ranked 8th in the UK for overall satisfaction†
2.Collaborate with like-minded musicians
3.Top class concert venue
4.Build a CV-ready portfolio and professional skills
5.Extensive access to industry-standard studios
6.Work with top names like RPO and Opera North
†National Student Survey (NSS) 2020, HEIs only
Your future prospects
This degree will give you a head start in a competitive industry, as you graduate with a portfolio of material ready for your CV or resume.
A key skill you’ll gain is how to communicate professionally, confidently and effectively, both through your craft and face-to-face, giving you a useful advantage in the jobs market. You’ll also have access to our network of professional partners, providing opportunities for live projects, work experience, masterclasses and more.
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Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff but must include at least 80 points from
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
Irish Leaving Certificate
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.
IB Diploma: 28 points including 5 at HL Music
Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 45 credits at merit
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.