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Music and Popular Music (Hons)

University of Liverpool

36 months
18500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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On this Music and Popular Music (Hons) programme from University of Liverpool, the modules vary with some being practical, concerned with musical performance, composition and orchestration, song-writing or creative music technology, although none of these are compulsory. 

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This Music and Popular Music (Hons) programme from University of Liverpool  offers you a great deal of flexibility and allows you to select from both our classical and popular music modules. Some modules are practical, concerned with musical performance, composition and orchestration, or creative music technology. Others entail musical notation in connection with music history, world music, AV or music analysis. The remaining modules generally involve writing about music from a historical, critical, sociological, or analytical viewpoint.

In Years Two and Three you will focus in more depth on fewer selected topics. Specialist topics can be studied alongside advanced level analysis, performance or composition modules. In Year Three there is a particular emphasis on specialism and an extended or independent project (such as a research project, a composition portfolio or a music technology project).

Career prospects

Studying Music opens up many career opportunities. As well as jobs in music (from performance, composition, and production, through to teaching, music therapy and community arts), employers in many sectors are increasingly seeking arts and humanities graduates for their transferable skills. As a music student you will achieve creative flair and imagination, confidence in expressing yourself, an openness to new ideas, a capacity for hard work and an ability to analyse data. You will learn the value of working with others towards a shared, finished product and a whole range of flexible, professional skills.

According to the latest available data, 97.0% of our UK first-degree graduates were in work and/or study 6 months after graduating (DLHE 2016/17).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music As An Industry 
  • Music in Contexts: Why Music Matters 
  • Classical Performance 
  • Compositional Techniques 
  • Theory in Practice: Exploring Music's Construction 
  • Tonal Harmony 
  • The History of Electronic Music 
  • Classical Music History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A level requirements: ABB. Offer may be reduced to BBB for those candidates achieving grade 8 distinction in any instrument.
  • Subject requirements: To include A level grade B in Music or ABRSM Grade 8 in Music Theory at Distinction. If an applicant is taking Grade 8 in any instrument (or singing) a dual offer can be made: ABB or BBB with Grade 8 Distinction.
  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: BTEC applications are encouraged. We evaluate each BTEC application on its merits and may make offers at DDM.
  • International Baccalaureate: 33 including Higher Level 6 in Music, with no score less than 4

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18500 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

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

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 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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