The Popular Music (Hons) course at the Edinburgh Napier University is designed for applicants with an interest and experience in composition and performance who wish to develop a breadth of skills that will allow them to pursue a portfolio career in the Music Industries. Career destinations include: performance, composition, production and engineering, teaching, management and promotions, music therapy, and community music projects.
We have launched a new BA (Hons) Music course, starting in September 2021. The BA (Hons) Music combines the existing internationally recognised BMus (Hons) Music and BA (Hons) Popular Music courses.
The change is designed to widen the opportunities available to you on the course and ensure you have the skills vital for success in music industries. Entrance to the outgoing BA (Hons) Popular Music is only applicable to those seeking to join the course in year 3 - see entry requirements below. We look forward to receiving year 1 applications through the new BA (Hons) Music course.
Recent graduates have been employed in a wide variety of fields of work including:
- Arts Management
- Artist Manager
- Postgraduate study
- Music Teacher
- Music Therapist
- Session Musician
- Audio Engineer
- Arts Administrator
- Foley Artist
- A&R Coodinator
- Music Distribution Manager
- Tour Manager
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- Music and Praxis
- Contextual Studies: Research in Music
- Contexts of Practical Musicianship: Technique and Applications
- Contexts of Practical Musicianship: Creative Parameters
- Contexts of Music Education
- Music Software Applications
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- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- You should state your specialist interests clearly on your application. This may be performance (please state your principal instrument), composition, or production. If you meet or are predicted to meet the minimum academic requirements, we will contact you to request a portfolio demonstrating your experience in areas of relevant practice: performance, composition or production.
- These requirements apply to all years of entry.
- Our entry requirements indicate the Standard (minimum) qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.
- HND: Pass HND in Music or Music Performance with Grade A at SCQF Level 8 in all graded units.
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International16425 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16425 GBP per year during 48 months.
National1820 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
- England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland: £9,250
- Overseas and EU: £16,425
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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