• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Education and Music provide a great combined degree if you are interested in creativity, music, learning and the links between them. This Education and Music (Hons) programme from Keele University would be the ideal choice if you are interested in pursuing a career in teaching involving music.
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Keele aims to introduce you to many of the big questions concerning education and schooling both in the UK and also internationally. Why do we go to school? What should we learn? How should we learn it? What is the main aim of education? How is educational success linked to students' gender, race and socio-economic background? In looking at these types of 'big' questions and thinking historically, sociologically and philosophically, the Education and Music (Hons) programme from Keele University  thinks critically about all aspects of education including primary, secondary and university levels.

In Music, you will investigate a wide range of contexts and as well as focusing on creation and performance. You’ll examine its meaning and uses in a diversity of styles, periods and traditions, through topics including history, aesthetics, and the social impact of music.

You can also take a work placement module studying music in the community. Music at Keele is a hub of world-class musicologists, composers and performers, and the musical life on campus is rich and varied.

Jobs that a graduate of this course could go on to do:

  • Primary Teacher
  • Secondary Teacher
  • FE Lecturer
  • Special Needs Teacher
  • Early Years Teacher
  • Learning Mentor
  • Musician
  • Music Therapist
  • Private Tutor
  • Sound Technician
  • HE Lecturer

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding Learning
  • Education in Britain:past, present, future
  • Twentieth-Century Musics
  • Music Theory
  • Childhood, Policy and Education
  • Back to the Future: issues in the history of schooling
  • Digital Technologies: Rethinking Learning and Teaching
  • Too Poor to Learn: Poverty, Education and Social Policy

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements


  • A Level requirement CCC 
  • Maths or Science at C (or 4)
  • English at C (or 4)
  • BTEC requirements MMM
  • 28-26 points 
  • Obtain Access to HE Diploma with 106-96 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 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 Keele

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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