Music study in the UK

Music in the UK

Career options, entry requirements and rankings for Music.

UK Music Courses

Introduction to Music

The UK has an illustrious musical heritage with exports such as the Beatles, Rolling Stones and The Who famous all over the world during the pop boom of the last 60 years. During the 20th century, the UK forged a virtual monopoly in European popular music with singers and bands making their mark globally, and even today the British music industry continues to produce songs that are heard on radios in cities all over the globe.

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This means that any aspiring music student has no option but to opt for the UK with its cultural, historical and diverse musical history. UK degrees allow you to specialise from the very start in just one subject with seminars, lectures and practical sessions often led by former famous musicians.

Careers in Music

After graduating from a Music course at a UK university you will have a range of employment opportunities depending on your area of specialism. In the music industry itself, technicians, sound engineers and producers are always in demand and often work on a freelance basis. Skills acquired in musical production are also transferable to other media areas such as broadcasting and film-making.

Graduates in Music who specialise in performance may pursue their own careers as recording artists or find employment with orchestras or as session musicians. There are also employment opportunities in specialist fields such as ethnomusicology and psychotherapy.

Finally, Music graduates from a UK university can work in education where their skills are highly prized and contribute to the enjoyment of music by future generations. In any profession, an employer will value an UK university Music graduate’s technical expertise and production skills.

Music Entry Requirements

There are no specific requirements for studying Music, but pursing the subject during school and gaining impressive results will help your application. For international students wishing to study Music at undergraduate level, an IELTS score of no less than 5.5 across all four categories - reading, writing, speaking and listening – with an overall 6.0 score generally required at most universities.

If you need to improve your IELTS score, why not join us in London and sign up to one of our courses? A range of IELTS study options are available to suit your needs.

Music University Rankings

To learn more about some of the best Music universities in the UK, please see below:

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