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Course summary

Music is one of the UK’s biggest cultural exports. It’s worth an estimated £5.8 billion to the UK economy, and sustains almost 197,000 full-time jobs (Music by Numbers, UK Music, 2020). This degree will put you at the heart of music in the UK, with coursework designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience not just to work in but to shape the music industries. While studying with us, you’ll have the opportunity to set up a record label, promote artists or organise a music event for a paying audience. You will develop practical business knowhow alongside critical and theoretical knowledge, applying your skills to a creative music enterprise project, as well as exploring music entrepreneurship, music online, music promotion and PR, music video, and television and music programming. Designing and working on real-world projects with clients will enable you to add professional jobs to your portfolio. You will also have opportunities for work placements with key organisations within the UK music industries and benefit from our membership of UK Music’s Music Academic Partnership, designed to maximise the employability of students. Foundation Year The foundation year is designed to give you the opportunity to develop your academic and interpersonal skills while developing your subject knowledge further to support you to success on your academic path. By studying a foundation year, your first year will be spent learning a wide range of broad subject areas which then open up opportunities for you to specialise further in your next year – which would be the first year of a full degree programme.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W39A
Institution code:
B25
Campus name:
Parkside Building Campus
Campus code:
C

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6overall with no less than 5.5 in any level

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
82%
Student satisfaction
79%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Music Business with Foundation Year at Birmingham City University - UCAS