36 months
18500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Music (Hons) programme from University of Liverpool develops an in-depth and critical historical understanding of classical music repertoires, cultures, and practices. Some modules are practical, concerned with musical performance, composition and orchestration, or creative music technology, although none of these are compulsory. 

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The nature of this Music (Hons) programme from University of Liverpool  will vary according to your module choices. In Year One, core modules will develop theory skills that will be useful for composition and performance, while the study of music history will make a critical exploration, not only going through key musical milestones but interrogating the nature of music histories and how they are written. You will also have the opportunity to study or investigate areas that may be new to you (such as film music, jazz technology, composition, world music and many more). Flexibility is our guiding principal, which means that you have a wide-range of modules to choose from that run the full spectrum of musical endeavour.

In Years Two and Three you will focus in more depth on fewer selected topics, either concentrating solely on classical music modules or retaining the option to pursue one or two modules in technology or popular music if you wish. Specialist topics can be studied alongside advanced level historical, theoretical, performance or composition modules. In Year Three there is a particular emphasis on specialism and an extended or independent project (such as a dissertation, major composition portfolio or extended recital).

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

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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