B.A. On Campus

Music (Hons)

Waterford Institute of Technology

48 months
10250 EUR/year
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The BA in Music (Hons) from Waterford Institute of Technology is a four year full-time degree which aims to give the student a well-rounded third level music education.


The course offers a balance between practical and theoretical modules within the context of the principal music genres (classical, Irish traditional, jazz and popular).  This diversity will serve the student well both in the current job market and in pursuing postgraduate study opportunities.

BA (Hons) in Music course special features

The BA in Music (Hons) from Waterford Institute of Technology offers a unique opportunity to embrace the classical, Irish traditional or jazz and popular music genres.  The balance between academic and practical music subjects is very desirable in the current job market, and the opportunity to specialise in Year 4 allows the student to focus on their strengths.

BA (Hons) in Music career opportunities

A degree in music is a valuable asset for access to many other careers. In particular, music graduates are sought after in professions which demand a high level of personal confidence, communication skills and expressive ability. Graduates of the course have found employment in:

  • Performing
  • Music Publishing and Editing
  • Arts Management
  • Multi-media Composers and Arrangers
  • Music Therapy
  • Music Journalism
  • Music Education

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aural Skills
  • Music History: Popular Music
  • Critical Thinking & Writing Skills
  • Music Research Methodologies
  • Music Technology
  • Musicianship: Vocal & Irish Traditional Music Skills

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2 subjects: H5
  • 4 subjects: O6/H7
  • English or Irish: O6/H7
  • Mathematics: O6/H7
  • Audition/Interview
  • All applicants must submit an audition video or attend a Zoom interview to show a performance standard achievement with a musical instrument/voice equivalent to grade 5 of a recognised music examining body
  • Please note that the BA (Hons) in Music is a restricted course, applicants must apply by 1 February.
  • If English is not your first language, students should present evidence of competence. 
  • You should be at least 17 years of age in January of the year of entry. 
  • You must have a Secondary/High School Diploma, with good grades in English and Mathematics and at least 4 other subjects, on average + 60%. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10250 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 48 months.

Student Contribution €3,000

Living costs for Waterford

670 - 1050 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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