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Music Production (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #1001 (WUR) Cambridge, United Kingdom
This practice-based Music Production (Hons) programme of Edge Hill University cultivates artistic development and is designed to make you self-sufficient in the creation, recording and performance of music.
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You will enhance your perception of the spectral, spatial, temporal and dynamic characteristics of music and sound by exploring a broad range of themes. These include music technology, electronic music interaction, sound design, instrumental tuition, songwriting, composing and arranging, recording live music, studio recording, production and mastering, social media and employment strategies. 

Music Production (Hons) programme of Edge Hill University, which is ideal for musicians and computer musicians, also covers areas in sound for picture and soundtracks. You will apply your music and sound skills to areas such as film, TV and theatre, learning in state-of-the-art facilities with the technology to bring your music to fruition.


Throughout the programme you will be immersed in a broad spectrum of the themes and practices of the music industry, providing you with expert knowledge and technical ability, a flair for music composition and songwriting, confidence in performance, and entrepreneurial skills. We will ensure you graduate with the capability for creative thinking and the ability to apply knowledge to achieve practical outcomes in professional contexts associated with the music industry.

Our Employers’ Advisory Panel (EAP) provide advice and support with curriculum development and the department’s EHU-Arts HUB offers a suite of professional opportunities that will help you to become industry-ready.

Potential career options could include working as a producer in A&R or artist management, working in a recording studio, on film sound, or as a composer, songwriter or musician. Alternatively, you may wish to train to teach.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Ensemble Performance
  • Studio Practice
  • Creative Music Technology
  • Sound for Picture
  • Words and Music
  • Performance Study

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Typical offer 112-120 UCAS Tariff points, preferably to include a Music-related subject.
  • Other subjects will be considered if you can demonstrate your ability to create music, either as an electronic musician, or by playing a musical instrument (such as vocals, guitar, keyboard, bass, drums, percussion or brass), either in a band or as a solo artist.
  • No formal grade or professional qualification in playing a musical instrument is required but, in the absence of a Music-related subject to contribute towards the UCAS Tariff points, you will need to supply evidence in the form of video and/or audio recordings of songs and music being created and performed. Recordings should be uploaded to SoundCloud and/or YouTube and the links to them put in your UCAS Personal Statement. In some circumstances, we may also invite you to attend an audition workshop.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Subject to eligibility, UK and EU students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. Full-time UK students may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

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