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Popular Music (Hons)

University of Wolverhampton

36 months
12950 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The BA in Popular Music (Hons) from University of Wolverhampton offers you the opportunity to experience a range of practical modules designed to enhance your skills and abilities that align directly with a portfolio career in the music industry.


With a clear emphasis on creating, understanding, shaping and experiencing music, in the BA in Popular Music (Hons) from University of Wolverhampton you will study performance across a wide range of settings including group, solo and improvisation lessons as well as developing your own technique as an instrumentalist in one-to-one instrumental lessons.

What happens on the course

The BA (Hons) Popular Music degree at the University of Wolverhampton prepares you for a career in the music industry. This course stimulates your innate love of popular music, explores and identifies what music is, what music does, and what music means and provides a structured approach to your career progression as a performer, songwriter, producer, teacher or academic.

You will experience a range of practical modules designed to enhance your skills and abilities, widening your career choices and future directions. An experienced staff of performers, songwriters and producers will encourage and stimulate your interest and passion for popular music and will help sharpen your development and application of musical craft over three years of study. 

You will meet, network and learn from a range of national and international musicians, whose master classes and seminar sessions will assist your career development in the music industry.

Potential Career Paths

  • Professional Performer
  • Composer or Songwriter
  • Music Teacher
  • Music Publishing and Journalism
  • Session Musician

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Musicianship
  • Music Theory and Notation
  • Songwriting: Lyrics and Form
  • Music Pedagogies
  • The Studio Musician
  • Music Teaching Practice and Placement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 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

  • Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points
  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • BTEC L3 Diploma - grades DD
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit
  • Rock School (RSL) L3 Extended Diploma in Music Practitioner - grade M
  • UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production - grade HP
  • Those meeting the entry requirements may be shortlisted to attend an Audition. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12950 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

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

Home Part-time - £3100 per year

International Part-time - £6475 per year

Living costs for Wolverhampton

550 - 900 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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