Do you want to study music in your home region, in any genre or style, and prepare yourself for the music industry of the future? If so, then this BA (Hons) Applied Music course has been designed for you. Studying traditional, Celtic, pop, jazz, classical, and rock, this course will give you the opportunity to explore the culture of the Highlands and Islands and focus your study towards the application of music in a variety of professional contexts. Designed and delivered by professional musicians, educators and industry experts, this dynamic and highly innovative practical degree addresses the modern needs of the professional musician. You will study with top individuals in their fields, to develop skills in performance, education, recording, creative production, business, enterprise, networking and communication which will help you access opportunities nationally, in Europe and the USA. Our staff, students and alumni have built strong communities of practice throughout Scotland, from the Highlands and Islands - rich in traditional cultures - to the dynamic musical clusters in Glasgow and Scotland's central belt. The programme has a strong profile of graduate success within the music industry, with many employed in performance, educational contexts, touring, research and music business. The BA (Hons) Applied Music teaching team were awarded a Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) in 2021 by Advance HE and our students have given a 100% overall satisfaction rate to the degree in the National Student Survey each year since 2018, four years in a row. Programme Leader Anna-Wendy Stevenson has also been selected by UHI for the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme 2023.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
This course is not currently available for international students (including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled or pre-settled status in the UK) requiring Student Route visa sponsorship to study in the UK.
You must also have reached Grade 7 Associated Board or Trinity College or equivalent on first instrument (including grade 5 music theory or equivalent). Consideration will also be given to candidates who can demonstrate a high level of ability in one or more of: composition and creative skills; and music technology, including computer-based music production. You will be required to attend an audition and interview to assess your technical ability. Advanced entry to year two may be possible with an HNC (15 credits) with grade A in the Graded Unit. Advanced entry to year three may be possible with an HND with grade A in the Graded Unit. UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|with no element below 5.5
|58 average with 51 in each component
|Min 80 or above with min 18 in each section
Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:
Further information on English Language Requirements can be found at the following:
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland
Additional fee information
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