• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #77 (QS) Glasgow, United Kingdom
If you have practical experience in music and a keen interest in the technical, cultural, historical, and philosophical questions it opens up, then this Music programme at the University of Glasgow is for you.
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In each year of the Music programme at the University of Glasgow you are given a range of options both in Music and other subjects, allowing you to design a degree pathway that caters to your own particular interests and strengths.

You will take two courses: Listening in culture and Listening through analysis. The first encourages an open-minded, multi-disciplinary approach to listening and writing about music of all genres and styles, while the second explores more technical approaches to the understanding and analysis of musical works and events, as transmitted through notation, live performance, recording or audiovisual media.

The compulsory course in Musical techniques will develop your grounding in the core Western musical disciplines of harmony and counterpoint, leading to stylistic composition. In addition, you will choose one other Music course (or two if continuing to Honours) to suit your own main interests in the field. 


Music degrees provide a sound foundation for careers in arts and music administration, journalism, publishing, teaching, librarianship and cultural entrepreneurship, as well as for careers in performance, composition or research. They also provide strong transferable skills applicable to a wide range of careers outside music.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Historiography of music
  • Music criticism
  • Sonic arts
  • Composition
  • Jazz and blues
  • Aesthetics and philosophy of music
  • Bach
  • Debussy
  • Modernist musical aesthetics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • 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.

General Requirements


Standard entry requirements: AAB guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.

Minimum entry requirements: BBB considered for offer if meet additional requirements met.

Additional requirements: Applicants who wish to study a joint programme that includes Mathematics or Computing Science must also meet BSc requirements for those programmes.

International Baccalaureate

  • Standard academic entry requirements: 36 points including three HL subjects at 6,6,5 guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: 32 points including three HL subjects at 6,5,5 considered for offer if meet additional requirements met.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18370 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18370 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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England, Wales and Northern Ireland: £27,750 per total

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 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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