Music BA (Hons)

Durham University

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Course info

UCAS CODE W300
The course at Durham prides itself in combining the traditional and the modern in the study of music. The learning of techniques such as harmony, counterpoint and aural skills are juxtaposed with an investigation of the most up-to-date thinking in musicology, critical theory, composition (acoustic and electroacoustic), analysis, ethnomusicology and performance. Moreover, our teaching, essentially research-led, is enhanced by distinctive staff specialisations that include nineteenth- and ... READ MORE

Different course options

Full time | St Chad's College | 3 Years | 27-SEP-21

Key stats

Uni rankings

WUSCA student ranking
WUSCA student ranking
These are the 2020 rankings, based on ratings given by past and current students.
44th / 131
CompUniGuide ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2021
7th
CompUniGuide subject ranking
Complete University Guide Subject Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2021
1st

Start date and duration

Start date
27-SEP-21
Full Time
3 Years

Music

Drop-out rate
Drop-out rate
The percentage of students who didn't finish the course.
Calculated by 100% - (% of students continuing course + % of students completed course)
100 - 96 = 4% Drop-out rate
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Employment rate
Employment rate
The percentage of students in full-time work 6 months after finishing their course.
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Music graduate salary at this uni
£15,000
UK Music graduate salary
£17,000

Modules
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Source: IDP Connect, May 2021

Entry requirements
Entry requirements
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A level
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Previous study
Previous study
The most common A-levels taken by students who end up studying this subject at uni.
Source: HESA, 2018

Music

Top 5 A-levels taken by students who study this subject at uni
Music
90%
English Literature
30%
Mathematics
29%
History
25%
Religious Studies & Theology
13%

Tuition fees

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Students from Other UK
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£9,250 per year
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Students from England Students from England
England Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Scotland Students from Scotland
Scotland Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Wales Students from Wales
Wales Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Northern Ireland Students from Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Channel Islands
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£22,500 per year
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Students from EU EU Students
EU Fees
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£22,500 per year
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Latest Music Studies reviews

Music Studies
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Student Reviewer
23 Feb 15

Music with Foundation BA (Hons)

Overall the uni is fantastic, helpful lecturers and friendly people. All societies are student led so there are lots of...

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Student rating ( 4.2) 949 reviews

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Durham University
CompUniGuide ranking
7th
Student rating
This is the overall rating calculated by averaging all live reviews for this uni on Whatuni.
( 4.2)
Durham University is one of the UK’s most prestigious universities and is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. It is the third oldest university in England and has a long and impressive history of academic excellence, outstanding research and graduate quality. In fact, Durham boasts one of the most robust undergraduate employment records in Britain and ranks in the top 40 universities worldwide for employer reputation. Durham University hosts thousands of students from over 150 countries and encourages the best and brightest in their academic and professional endeavours. Durham academics are part of global networks and have access a vast array of knowledge and opportunities across many fields. The university is located in the beautiful historic City of Durham, just a short journey away from iconic British landscapes and a number of major UK cities.

Where you'll study

Durham University

18 North Bailey Durham
DH1 3RH United Kingdom Nearest train station: Durham  0.2 miles away

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