Middlesex University

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Overview Why study music with us The course has been designed so that you can align your studies to your passion in music and graduate with a degree that represents your interests and skills. With a wide range of optional modules leading to named degree pathways, you can graduate with any of the following titles: BA Music BA Music (Performance/Composition) BA Music (Jazz) BA Music (Popular) BA Music (Production) You will become a part of our friendly and supportive international community of more than 300 music students, based in the purpose-built Grove building at our vibrant North London campus. You'll collaborate with students from other courses in the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries, especially in Dance, Theatre, Animation, TV Production, Art, Fashion and Design. Benefit from more than 40 permanent and visiting music staff of national and international standing in their fields, as performers, composers, songwriters, scholars and music industry specialists. Build your hands-on experience while developing your musical talents Make the most of our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including an industry standard recording and mixing studio, concert grand pianos, sound insulated practice rooms and computer suites. You will gain key industry links to the music world with regular visiting guest speakers and master-classes from leading practitioners and music industry managers and the opportunity to work with a range of artists and professors in residence including the Firebird Orchestra, Allegri String Quartet, Daniel Miller, Founder of Mute Records and Grammy award winning producer Alan Branch. Get the support you need to succeed You’ll get plenty of support throughout your course, including access to professional staff, coaches, and personal instrumental lessons in your first study instrument or voice. You can also take advantage of our library and music practice facilities. While you’re learning, you’ll be matched with a Personal Tutor directly related to your course. You’ll also get support from our Student Learning and Graduate Academic Assistants, who have experience in your subject area.

Course details


Modules Year 1 Performance, Composition and Songwriting (30 credits) - Compulsory Musicianship and Theory (30 credits) - Compulsory Music Technologies (30 credits) - Compulsory Critical Thinking in Music (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 2 Composition, Songwriting and Arranging (30 credits) - Optional Bop and Hard-Bop (30 credits) - Optional Musicianship and Performance (30 credits) - Optional Recording and Production (30 credits) - Optional Popular Music in the 21st Century (30 credits) - Optional Music and Culture (30 credits) - Optional The New Music Business (30 credits) - Optional Style and Theory (30 credits) - Optional Live Interactive Sound and Synthesis (30 credits) - Optional Year 3 Advanced Composition / Songwriting (30 credits) - Optional Advanced Jazz Improvisation (30 credits) - Optional Advanced Performance and Musicianship (30 credits) - Optional Production Project (30 credits) - Optional Popular Music Studies (30 credits) - Optional Music Since the 1960's (30 credits) - Optional Working in Music (30 credits) - Optional Music for Screen and Virtual Realities (30 credits) - Optional Music for Dance, Theatre and Live Shows (30 credits) - Optional Negotiated Project (30 credits) - Optional Studio Production Placement (30 credits) - Optional

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic51With at least 51 in all components

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £14700 Year 1
International £14700 Year 1

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