Music Business (Hons), B.A. | London Metropolitan University | London, United Kingdom
36 months
15576 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This cutting-edge Music Business (Hons) degree at London Metropolitan University will give you knowledge and contacts required for a successful career in the music and entertainment industry. During the course you’ll organise your own live event, work with real clients in the music industry and gain up-to-date knowledge of music management. 

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We’re the first university in the country to combine teaching digital strategies, business models and about digital royalties, while also heavily investing in providing you with practical experience.

The Music Business (Hons) degree at London Metropolitan University focuses on building the skills and knowledge you’ll need to succeed in the music business. In your first year you’ll complete both individual and group tasks, researching industry practice and developing your personal leadership aims. This will help you to reflect on the importance of research and problem solving within the music industry.

Our approach covers every business sector of music, from digital streaming and artist management to merchandising and innovative business operations. You’ll explore crucial topics such as music publishing and copyright in the digital age, focusing on the management of important music rights. Supported by the latest practice and industry commentary, you’ll consider how the future is being shaped by technology and consumer trends.

The course has a unique focus on innovation through business strategies in live, digital, publishing, media and interactive marketing contexts. Our aim is to enable you to commercially apply the understanding of corporate, enterprising and creative contexts of music. Exploring how money is made from music related content, with a special focus on music streaming platforms and various media, you’ll aim to predict the ‘how and why’ of the next major music business shift.

You’ll be taught by experts in the field who have published industry research that has been praised by Forbes. This will help prepare you for a career within a start-up environment, which is an expanding business approach within the music and technology industry.

Where this course can take you

This is an exciting time to enter the music industry, as it transforms into an ever more multifaceted field of practice that utilises digital platforms and new business models. This degree is designed to greatly increase your employment prospects and opportunities in music business.

The course will equip you with the skills required for entrepreneurial practice and management. On graduation you’ll be equipped to follow in the footsteps of our successful students, such as our 2018 graduate who secured a job with a fin-tech start-up within a month of graduating. He later used his experience of working in a start-up and the skills he gained on our course to set up his own digital business.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Law and Ethics 
  • Event Planning and Management 
  • Learning Through Organisations
  • Managing People in Organisations 
  • Media Culture and Society 
  • Music Publishing 
  • Principles of Marketing 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • a minimum of grades CCC in three A levels (or a minimum of 96 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC National, OCR Diploma or Advanced Diploma) in academic or business subjects
  • English language and mathematics GCSEs at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent)

These requirements may be varied in individual cases.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15576 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15576 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.


  • UK: £2,310 per 30 credits
  • Int: £3,894 per 30 credits

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /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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