BA (Hons) in
Applied Studies (Music) Top-Up Degree

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The BA (Hons) Music (Top-Up) is designed to convert your existing Foundation Degree into a full Music Honours Degree. The overall degree course will develop your proficiency as a musician whilst simultaneously growing transferable skills, cultivating a range of career options both within the music industry and beyond.

Awarded by:

University of Derby

Course Content

This one-year top-up degree, constituting Year Three of the Music degree programme, is designed to allow you the opportunity to explore and perfect your specialisms, and to demonstrate your skills as an industry professional. The five specially constructed modules allow the necessary freedom for students to pursue a personalised area of focus, whilst providing a structured and rigorous approach. Broader topics of self-directed modules include an extended applied project representing the culmination of three years of study, academic research practice, advanced and professional recording and production, exploration of innovative musical practices, and a collaborative musical performance. Successful graduates of this one-year top-up course receive a full Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours.


  • Applied Practice
  • Live Performace
  • Recording Project
  • Applied Research
  • Innovation Music

*All modules subject to change


Entry Requirements

Completion of Foundation Degree or equivalent level of study (Level 5). Satisfactory musical ability to be assessed at audition.

Progression Opportunities

Students of this programme have toured globally, released records, been commissioned to produce music for theatre productions, and found work with artist management and promotion agencies.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

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Saturday 23rd November 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm

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Key Facts


  • September 2019

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time (FT)



Course Duration:

1 Year

Programme Costs: (Per Year)

  • Full Time (FT):
  • UK / EU Residents: £7,395.00
  • Non EU: £7395

Please contact the HE Student Registry for more information.

UCAS Code:


College Course Code:

  • 19/20RFK0051

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