University of Northampton

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The University of Northampton

Music Production/Education Studies

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Course summary

The focus of a degree within the joint honours programme at the University of Northampton is two named subjects. It can involve closely related subjects, or contrasting subjects. Depending on how much time you want to spend studying particular subjects, your degree may emphasise one of these subjects rather than the other (a major and minor programme) or there is the option of studying them more equally, resulting in a joint degree. By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that: If you join us, you will experience student life at the University’s new £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more. Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new Hewlett Packard laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website ( Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK. Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. The Northampton Employment Promise In fact, we’re so confident in our careers and employability support that If you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study. ✱ terms and conditions apply. See for more information

Course details


Music Production STAGE 1: • DAW 1 (compulsory) (20 Credits) • The Recording Studio (Compulsory) (20 Credits) • Cultural Theory 1 (compulsory) (20 Credits) STAGE 2: • The Creative Practitioner (Designated) (20 Credits) • Contemporary Music Production Arrangement (Designated) (20 Credits) • Intermediate Recording Studio (Designated) (20 Credits) • Critical Listening and Mastering (Designated) (20 Credits) • Soundtracks for Games and Apps (Designated) (20 Credits) • Performance with Technology (Designated) (20 Credits) • DAW 2 (Designated) (20 Credits) • How Music Works (Designated) (20 Credits) OPTIONAL PLACEMENT YEAR

  • The Placement Year Experience: Organisations in Context (Compulsory) (40 Credits)
STAGE 3: • Production Project 40 (Designated for mj and jt) (20 Credits) • Production Project 20 (Designated for mj and jt) (20 Credits) • Popular Music Joint Interdisciplinary Dissertation (Designated jt) (20 Credits) • Innovation in Music Production (Designated) (20 Credits) • Live Sound (designated) (20 Credits) • Music and Sound Design for Media (designated) (20 Credits) • Advanced Recording and Production (designated) (20 Credits) • Music Education (designated) (20 Credits) • Sound Design and Music in the Games and Apps Industry (designated) (20 Credits) Module information is quoted for 21/22 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly. Education Studies STAGE 1
  • Introduction to Education Studies Part A (Compulsory)
  • Introduction to Education Studies Part B (Compulsory)
  • Education in a Global Context (Compulsory)
  • Educational Exclusion and Inclusion (Compulsory)
  • School: Past, Present and Future (Compulsory)
  • Debates in Education (Compulsory for mj)
  • Young People and Society Part 1 (SEN and Inclusion) (Compulsory)
  • Education and Heritage (Compulsory)
  • Learning Through Educational Visits and Exchanges (Designated)
  • The Psychology of Learning and Teaching in Educational Settings (Designated)
  • Research Methods (Childhood and Youth and Education) (Designated)
  • History of Childhood (Designated)
  • Transitions for Children, Young People and Families (Designated)
  • Education Studies Dissertation (Designated for mj)
  • Education Studies Research Report (Designated
for mj jt)
  • Education Studies Joint Dissertation (Designated
for jt)
  • Education, Culture and Society (Designated)
  • Issues of Equality in Educational Settings (Designated)
  • Critical Perspectives on Current Education Practices (Designated)
  • Emancipatory Approaches in Working with Children and Young People (Designated)
  • Exploring Deviance and Disaffection (Designated)
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health (Designated)
  • Educational Aims Values and Ethics (Designated)
Module information is quoted for 21/22 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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Music Production/Education Studies at University of Northampton - UCAS