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Music Business and Arts Management Honours, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #401 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
Our modern Music Business and Arts Management Honours degree at Middlesex University prepares you for employment or further study in a broad area within the music and arts sectors.
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Why study BA Music Business and Arts Management Honours at Middlesex University?

From entrepreneurship, project management, and live music to musicology, copyright law, and consultancy, our programme is multi-disciplined, giving you a comprehensive overview of both the music business and arts management. An attractive blend of compulsory and elective modules allows you to specialise, gaining expertise as your studies progress.

Our Performing Arts department has a vibrant character like no other. The Music Business and Arts Management Honours course offers you regular contact with the professional world, with visiting lecturers from industry that provide invaluable knowledge and guidance alongside our core teaching team. All our staff are all either active practitioners or researchers in music or business.

Course highlights

  • You will have access to key performing arts organisations and performance providers across London and the UK.
  • With exciting work placement opportunities, our careers service offers you a range of support both while you're studying and after you've graduated
  • We run a weekly Concerts and Colloquia series and invite guest speakers to speak at the University. Previous guests include Mark Lawrence (PRS for Music), Geoff Travis (Rough Trade), Tom Robinson (BBC and singer-songwriter), Dave Tomberlin (Interscope-Geffen-A&M), Dr Shruti Jauhari (KM Music Conservatory, India)
  • In recent years, final-year students have attended MIDEM (Cannes), Berlin, Music Futures (Sage Gateshead), and the AIF Congress (Cardiff)
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.


Once you graduate, you will leave fully equipped with the music business and management skills needed to secure employment in this vibrant sector. Event management, arts administration, the record industry or artist development are just some of the areas you might expect to work in.

 Opportunities in venue management, arts outreach, and education are other thriving areas, as demonstrated by the success of our graduates in recent years, who have been recruited by the likes of MTV, Help Musicians UK, Universal, PRS for Music, Columbia Records, and PPL, among other organisations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description

      4 to 6 years part-time

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

Year 1 

  • Introduction to the Music Industries
  • Managing Arts and Music Projects 
  • Music Contracts and Copyrights 
  • Critical Thinking about Music
Year 2 
  • Live Music Industry
  • Music Entrepreneurship 
  • Principles of Arts Marketing 
  • Music and Culture 
Year 3
  • Critical Studies in Music Business and Arts Management 
  • Major Project 
  • Independent Project 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • 112 UCAS points
  • Your prior achievement in awarded qualifications
  • Predicted achievement in the qualifications you are currently studying
  • Personal statement or statement of purpose for evidence of your motivation and commitment to your subject
  • References about your academic potential and personal qualities
  • Details of time spent at another Higher Education institution, even if the course was not completed.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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UK/EU students

  • Part-time students: £77 per taught credit
  • Part-time students: £108 per taught credit

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 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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