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.

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 40
  • Live Performace 20
  • Recording Project 20
  • Applied Research 20
  • Innovation Music 20


  • Access to industry-standard studio equipment
  • Self-directed modules focusing on individual areas of interest
  • Collaborative music performance


Entry Requirements

  • Merit Profile at 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.


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Key Facts


  • September 2018

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: £9100

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UCAS Code:


College Course Code:

  • 18/19RFK0051

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