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Course summary

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 has restrictions on who can apply.

Course not available to students domiciled outside of the UK or for international students requiring Student Route visa sponsorship to study here

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

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

International applicants

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.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

Interview

Audition


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no element below 5.5
PTE Academic5858 average with 51 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)80Min 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:

https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international/international-courses/eligibility/english-language-requirements/


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
No data
Student satisfaction
45%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
Go onto work and study

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

Tuition fees

England £6120 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6120 Year 1
Wales £6120 Year 1
Channel Islands £6120 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £6120 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
EU £6540 Year 1
International £6540 Year 1

Additional fee information

This course is not available to students requiring Student Route visa sponsorship to study here. For full information on fees please see our Undergraduate Tuition Fees page at https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/ug/ For course specific fees information please refer to the Fees/funding tab on the university website course page. You can also find information on additional funding available such as bursaries and scholarships at https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/funding-your-studies/bursaries-and-scholarships/
Applied Music at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS