As well as academic excellence, we cultivate the highest professional and intellectual skills, preparing our graduates to succeed in whichever careers they choose. With professional development in mind, we typically offer modules in music enterprise and education in school and community contexts as well as placement modules in arts administration and education. Our students also have the support of our excellent careers service.

Studying music is both intellectually and musically demanding. You'll develop transferable skills to help you in your career. Through academic research, analysis and writing our students develop critical thinking and excellent communication skills. Through composition and performance you’ll develop professional musical skills as well as hone your creativity and presentational skills

We nurture teamwork and initiative through participation in music ensembles alongside group work and presentations in seminars. Flexibility, self-discipline and good time management are all required to attain high technical standards. These skills are necessary to balance the demands of study, practice and performance.

Studying Music - career related modules

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100% of graduates from our BA Hons Music degree were employed or in further study within 6 months of graduating, earning an average salary of £20,831

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Our graduates often become professional musicians, performers, composers, teachers, academics, music therapists, studio managers or sound engineers. Other opportunities include arts administration, music production, music journalism, music librarianship or music publishing. The wide range of transferable skills music graduates develop means that you can easily move into other professions and graduate training routes. These include teaching, management, marketing, accountancy, law, events management, journalism, healthcare and IT.