York St John University

Music York St John University Degree level: Undergraduate


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There are many examples of 21st century musicians who are able to cross from one type of music to another and draw upon a wide range of contrasting practice in their work. At York St John we believe the study of music should be eclectic and embrace the widest variety of musical genres; this is not a course about classical music or rock music, it is a degree programme which allows you to experience a broad spectrum of musical activity in which you will study and perform music of all types. Our degree provides a relevant, contemporary and challenging programme of study which crosses musical boundaries and equips you with the diverse range of skills which are essential for today’s musicians. Music pervades every aspect of our culture and it surrounds us as we go about our daily lives. We live in an age when there is easy access to music from all times, in all styles and from all around the world. Technological developments make it possible for us to create new music at the touch of a button and as the barriers between genres are broken down, composers and performers have access to new audiences. As a subject, music offers unique opportunities to engage in new creative projects and to work with young people and community groups. The teaching of music is led by practice, whether in performing, composing, listening or understanding and you will gain considerable insight from this ‘hands on’ approach to learning. We are looking for open minded, creative musicians with strong practical skills and the potential to succeed.

Course details


Modules may include: Level 1: Vox; Drumming; Music Skills; Perspectives on Music. Level 2: Ensemble Performance; Improvisation; Composition; Solo Performance; Film Music; Music in Education & Lifelong Learning; Community Music; Experiments in Music; Sounds New Approaching the Contemporary. Level 3: Enterprise & Employability in Music; Advanced Solo Performance; Advanced Composition; Community & Wellbeing; Ensembles & Leadership; Collaborative Project; Dissertation.

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

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Course code W300
Institution code Y75
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 88 - 104 points
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) including English Language

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,750 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For courses with an optional Placement Year, during the Placement Year your fees will be reduced to 15% of the annual fee value.

Provider information

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York St John University
Lord Mayor's Walk
YO31 7EX

Course contact details

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01904 876598

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