Loughborough College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Derby

Applied Studies (Music)

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Course summary

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The BA (Hons) Applied Studies (Music) (Top-Up) is designed to convert your existing Foundation Degree into a full Music Honours Degree. The overall degree course will develop your proficiency as a musician whilst simultaneously growing transferable skills, cultivating a range of career options both within the music industry and beyond. This one-year top-up degree is designed to allow you the opportunity to explore and perfect your specialisms, and to demonstrate your skills as an industry professional. The five specially constructed modules allow the necessary freedom for students to pursue a personalised area of focus, whilst providing a structured and rigorous approach. Broader topics of self-directed modules include an extended applied project representing the culmination of three years of study, academic research practice, advanced and professional recording and production, exploration of innovative musical practices, and a collaborative musical performance. Successful graduates of this one-year top-up course receive a full Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours. Features and Benefits

  • Study a course that provides you with the essential skills and experience to enhance your employability or prepare you for further study.
  • Study in a supportive environment, with a range of services at your fingertips to help you reach your full potential.
  • Loughborough College was awarded TEF Gold 2019.
  • Be a full member of Loughborough Students Union- consistently voted No.1 for student experience.

Course details


Year 1 Modules: Applied Practice, Live Performace, Recording Project, Applied Research & Innovation Music

Assessment method

Assessment for each module consists of formative and summative assessment. Formative assessment is assessment that informs the teaching and learning process and does not count towards your final grade for the module. Summative assessment is restricted to two graded assignment submissions per module.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeW645
Institution code L77
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Merit Profile at Level 5
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE (or equivalent) English Language and Maths Grade 4/C or above

We welcome applications from mature students over the age of 21 and may be flexible in our normal offer if you show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience of working within the industry.

Additional entry requirements


Satisfactory musical ability to be assessed at audition

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7395 Year 1
International £7395 Year 1
England £7395 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7395 Year 1
Scotland £7395 Year 1
Wales £7395 Year 1
Channel Islands £7395 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Applied Studies (Music) at Loughborough College - UCAS