Applied Music, B.A. | Online | The University of the Highlands and Islands | United Kingdom
48 months
6540 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Do you want to study music or creative sound production in your home region, in any genre or style, and prepare yourself for the music industry of the future? We offer a bachelor degree in Applied Music at The University of the Highlands and Islands. 


If so, then this BA (Hons) Applied Music course at The University of the Highlands and Islands has been designed for you. Studying traditional, Celtic, pop, jazz, classical, rock, and now creative sound production, this course will give you the opportunity to explore the culture of the Highlands and Islands and focus your study towards the application of music in a variety of professional contexts.

Designed and delivered by professional musicians, educators and industry experts, this dynamic and highly innovative practical degree addresses the modern needs of the professional musician and sound producer. 

You will study with top individuals in their fields, to develop skills in performance, education, recording, creative production, business, enterprise, networking and communication which will help you access opportunities nationally, in Europe and the USA.

Special features

  • The course will develop your mobility and versatility as a practitioner in music or sound production, with multi-venue delivery and compulsory residential sessions throughout the programme (you will be required to self-fund these sessions)
  • Performers can help choose their solo performance tutor, drawn from a list of top experts in the country, and will also get credit for playing in ensembles in the community

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied music: performance, creation or research
  • Applied music: critique and evaluation
  • Music in Educational and Community Contexts 2
  • Emerging technologies
  • Sustainable creative endeavour
  • Music and culture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 96 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 3 Scottish Highers at grade ABB or above, OR
  • 2 A levels at grade B or above
  • Additional entry requirements for performers: Grade 7 Associated Board or Trinity College or equivalent on first instrument (including grade 5 music theory or equivalent)
  • Consideration will also be given to candidates who can demonstrate a high level of ability in one or more of: composition and creative skills; and music technology, including computer-based music production
  • You will be required to attend an audition and interview to assess your technical ability
  • Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis
  • Advanced entry to year two may be possible with an HNC (15 credits) with grade A in the Graded Unit
  • Advanced entry to year three may be possible with an HND with grade A in the Graded Unit

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6540 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6540 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.

Rest of the UK: £9,250 per year


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