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Popular and Commercial Music BA (Hons)

University of South Wales

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( 4.2) 1944 reviews


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Course info

UCAS CODE A8C2
The Popular and Commercial Music degree encourages you to develop your own voice and musical identity. Your studies will embrace popular and commercial music in its many forms and subgenres, from electronica to folk, urban, rock and cutting edge-pop. With an emphasis on original work, our music degree will teach you how to collaborate with your fellow students in performance, songwriting and production. We welcome diversity, collaboration and experimentation. So whatever your musical interests, ... READ MORE

Key stats

Uni rankings

WUSCA student ranking
WUSCA student ranking
These are the 2019 rankings, based on ratings given by past and current students.
26th / 131
CompUniGuide ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2020
113th
CompUniGuide subject ranking
Complete University Guide Subject Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2020
60th

Start date and duration

Start date
20-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 - 85 = 15% 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
£17,000
UK Music graduate salary
£17,000

Modules
These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course
Source: IDP Connect, July 2020

Entry requirements
Entry requirements
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Choose Exam type Grades / Points required
A level
Details

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
83%
English Literature
19%
Mathematics
16%
History
16%
Drama
10%

Tuition fees

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Students from Domestic
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Students from Other UK
Other UK Fees
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£9,000 per year
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Students from England Students from England
England Fees
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£9,000 per year
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Students from Scotland Students from Scotland
Scotland Fees
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£9,000 per year
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Students from Wales Students from Wales
Wales Fees
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£9,000 per year
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Students from Northern Ireland Students from Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Fees
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Students from Channel Islands
Channel Islands Fees
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£9,000 per year
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Students from EU EU Students
EU Fees
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£12,600 per year
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International Students
International Fees
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Latest Music Studies reviews

Music Studies
SR
Student Reviewer
19 Oct 18

Popular and Commercial Music BA (Hons)

It's been okay. I almost quit the course last year due to the one lecturer, but since the summer, he's become more...

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Student rating ( 4.2) 1,944 reviews

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University of South Wales
CompUniGuide ranking
113th
Student rating
This is the overall rating calculated by averaging all live reviews for this uni on Whatuni.
( 4.2)
The University of South Wales (USW) is one of the largest universities in Wales, offering students excellent opportunities and prospects. Many courses are accredited by professional bodies and employability is so important to USW it is part of all the courses. 95% of USW graduates go on to employment or further study within six months of graduation (DLHE 2016). USW is in an exceptional part of the UK, with three campuses throughout south Wales. Students enjoy city life, countryside and coast. USW Newport is in the heart of the city and one of the university’s most iconic buildings. USW Cardiff is in a modern capital city, with everything from shopping and live sports, to music arts and history. USW Pontypridd is the largest campus, surrounded by green open spaces and made up of two sites: Treforest and Glyntaff.

Where you'll study

University of South Wales

University Of South Wales Adam Street Cardiff
CF24 2FN United Kingdom Nearest train station: Cardiff Queen Street  0.1 miles away

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