Musicianship and Performance Studies Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Music Performance BA (Hons) Queen's University of Belfast 65% 2% 10% £9250 £20800 159 Belfast On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance - Drums CertHE Institute of Contemporary Music Performance 74% 3% 14% £9250 £9250 £14750 £15250 118 London On campus Full-time
Music Performance BMus (Hons) University of Huddersfield 100% 10% 15% £9250 £16500 117 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance BMus (Hons) Institute of Contemporary Music Performance 73% 3% 9% £9250 £14750 £15250 98 London On campus Full-time
Music Performance (Film Acting) BA (Hons) University of Chichester 66% 3% 5% £9250 £15840 149 Chichester On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance and Production BA (Hons) Southampton Solent University - 4% 0% £9250 £15000 £16125 150 Southampton On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance BMus (Hons) Southampton Solent University - 4% 0% £9250 £15000 £16125 123 Southampton On campus Full-time
Actor Musicianship BA (Hons) Rose Bruford College 73% 5% 0% £9250 £23000 153 Sidcup On campus Full-time
Theatre and Performance Studies BA (Hons) University of Bristol - 0% 10% £9250 £29300 182 Bristol On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance and Production with Foundation Year in Popular Music BA (Hons) Southampton Solent University - 4% 0% £9250 £13020 £14000 150 Southampton On campus Full-time
Music Performance BA (Hons) University of Chichester 70% 10% 5% £9250 £15840 152 Chichester On campus Full-time
Music Performance BMus (Hons) University of West London 91% 0% 10% £9250 £16250 145 Ealing On campus Full-time
Creative Musicianship BA (Hons) Institute of Contemporary Music Performance 70% 0% 16% £9250 £14750 £15250 131 London On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance BMus (Hons) Leeds Arts University 83% 20% 0% £9250 £17800 149 Leeds On campus Full-time
Music and Musicianship BA (Hons) Bishop Grosseteste University - 5% 35% £9250 £12690 108 Lincoln On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance & Music Production BA (Hons) BIMM - British and Irish Modern Music Institute 57% - 3% £9250 £15950 129 Hove On campus Full-time
Music Performance and Production BA (Hons) Leeds Beckett University 67% 5% 25% £9250 - 139 Leeds On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance & Music Business BA (Hons) BIMM - British and Irish Modern Music Institute 75% - 2% £9250 £15950 113 Hove On campus Full-time
Music Performance [with Placement year] BA (Hons) Anglia Ruskin University 13% 0% 0% £9250 - 147 Cambridge On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance & Songwriting BMus (Hons) BIMM - British and Irish Modern Music Institute 57% - 4% £9250 £15950 121 Hove On campus Full-time
Music Performance and Production BA (Hons) University of East London 89% - 0% £9250 £14160 96 London On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance BA (Hons) University of Chester 47% 0% 15% £9250 - 140 Chester On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance BMus (Hons) BIMM - British and Irish Modern Music Institute 57% - 5% £9250 £15950 122 Hove On campus Full-time
Music Performance BA (Hons) Anglia Ruskin University 13% 0% 0% £9250 - 113 Cambridge On campus Full-time
Theatre and Performance Studies BA (Hons) The University of Warwick 89% 15% 5% £9250 - 143 Coventry On campus Full-time
Music Performance [with Foundation Year] BA (Hons) Anglia Ruskin University 13% 0% 0% £9250 - 147 Cambridge On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance & Event Management BA (Hons) BIMM - British and Irish Modern Music Institute 78% - 5% £9250 £15950 122 Hove On campus Full-time
Theatre and Performance Studies and Global Sustainable Development BASc (Hons) The University of Warwick 89% 15% 5% £9250 - 169 Coventry On campus Full-time
Music Performance FD Leicester College 71% - 40% £6165 £10700 - Leicester On campus Full-time
BMus (Hons) Music Performance BMus (Hons) Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance 68% 0% 1% - - 136 London On campus Full-time
BA (Hons) Music Performance and Industry BA (Hons) Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance 73% 0% 1% - - 130 London On campus Full-time
Music Performance BA (Hons) Nottingham Trent University 67% 5% 15% - - 134 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance BA (Hons) Grimsby Institute - - 15% £8500 - - Grimsby On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance BMus (Hons) Newcastle College - - 0% £9250 - - Newcastle On campus Full-time
Music Performance (Confetti Nottingham) FdA Nottingham Trent University 78% - 5% - - 107 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Music Performance and Production FD The Sheffield College 80% - 20% £7500 - - Sheffield On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance - Keys CertHE Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - - - £9250 £9250 £14750 £15250 - London On campus Full-time
Music Performance and Recording DipHE Cardiff and Vale College - - - £7500 £14250 - Rumney On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance - Vocals CertHE Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - - - £9250 £9250 £14750 £15250 - London On campus Full-time
Music for the Creative Industries FdA Bradford College - - 5% £8000 - - Bradford On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance - Bass BMus (Hons) Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - - - £9250 £14750 £15250 - London On campus Full-time
Creative Musicianship - Keys CertHE Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - - - £9250 £9250 £14750 £15250 - London On campus Full-time
Creative Musicianship - Vocals CertHE Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - - - £9250 £9250 £14750 £15250 - London On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance (Guitar, Bass, Drums) MMus Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - - - £9950 £14750 - London On campus Full-time
Music Performance and Production (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) University of East London - - - £9250 £14160 - London On campus Full-time
Creative Musicianship - Vocals BA (Hons) Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - - - £9250 £14750 £15250 - London On campus Full-time
Actor Musicianship MA (PG) Rose Bruford College - - - £17250 £23000 - Sidcup On campus Full-time
Creative Musicianship - Keys BA (Hons) Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - - - £9250 £14750 £15250 - London On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance (Vocals) MMus Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - - - £9950 £14750 - London On campus Full-time
Music Performance MA University of Chichester - - - £9828 £16074 - Chichester On campus Full-time
Music Performance with Foundation Year BA (Hons) University of West London - - - £9250 £16250 - Ealing On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance - Keys BMus (Hons) Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - - - £9250 £14750 £15250 - London On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance - Drums BMus (Hons) Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - - - £9250 £14750 £15250 - London On campus Full-time
Creative Musicianship - Guitar CertHE Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - - - £9250 £9250 £14750 £15250 - London On campus Full-time
Creative Musicianship - Guitar BA (Hons) Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - - - £9250 £14750 £15250 - London On campus Full-time
Performance (Music) MA Bath Spa University - - - £8825 £17065 - Bath On campus Full-time
Creative Musicianship - Bass CertHE Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - - - £9250 £9250 £14750 £15250 - London On campus Full-time
Music Performance and Recording - Top-up BMus (Hons) Cardiff and Vale College - - - £9000 £14250 - Rumney On campus Full-time
Creative Musicianship - Drums BA (Hons) Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - - - £9250 £14750 £15250 - London On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance - Guitar CertHE Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - - - £9250 £9250 £14750 £15250 - London On campus Full-time
Creative Musicianship - Bass BA (Hons) Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - - - £9250 £14750 £15250 - London On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance - Bass CertHE Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - - - £9250 £9250 £14750 £15250 - London On campus Full-time
Creative Musicianship - Drums CertHE Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - - - £9250 £9250 £14750 £15250 - London On campus Full-time
Creative Musicianship - Other Instruments BA (Hons) Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - - - £9250 £14750 £15250 - London On campus Full-time
Music Performance MMus Kingston University - - - £4823 £9735 - Kingston upon Thames On campus Part-time
Music Performance MMus (Perf) University of Huddersfield - - - £7900 £17600 - Huddersfield On campus Full-time
Creative Musicianship CertHE Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - - - £9250 £9250 £14750 £15250 - London On campus Full-time
MMus Music Performance MMus Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama - - - £13400 £26500 - Cardiff On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance - Vocals BMus (Hons) Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - - - £9250 £14750 £15250 - London On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance CertHE Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - - - £9250 £9250 £14750 £15250 - London On campus Full-time
Creative Musicianship - Other Instruments CertHE Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - - - £9250 £9250 £14750 £15250 - London On campus Full-time
MMus Music Performance (Intensive) MMus Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama - - - £17000 £29600 - Cardiff On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance - Guitar BMus (Hons) Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - - - £9250 £14750 £15250 - London On campus Full-time
Music Performance (Professional Practice) HND Gateshead College - - - £5995 - - Gateshead On campus Full-time
Music for the Creative Industries BA (Hons) Bradford College - - - £875 - - Bradford On campus Part-time
Popular Music Performance and Production BA (Hons) Rotherham College - - - £6900 - - Rotherham On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance and Songwriting BA (Hons) Coventry University - - - £9250 - - Coventry On campus Full-time
Music Performance and Production (Top-up) BA (Hons) The Sheffield College - - - £7500 - - Sheffield On campus Full-time
BMus (Hons) Music Performance Jazz Studies BMus (Hons) Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance - - - £9250 - - London On campus Full-time
Music Performance (Access Norwich) FdA Nottingham Trent University - - 15% - - - Nottingham On campus Full-time
Music Performance Practice PhD University of Birmingham - - - - - - Birmingham online Full-time
Music Performance Studies MA The University of Sheffield - - - - - - Sheffield On campus Part-time
Music Performance PhD PhD The University of Nottingham - - - - - - Nottingham On campus Part-time
Theatre and Performance Studies (MA by Research) MA (Res) The University of Warwick - - - - - - Coventry On campus Part-time
Postgraduate Diploma: Advanced Studies in Music Performance PgDip Royal Northern College of Music - - - - - - Manchester On campus Full-time
Theatre and Performance Studies PhD The University of Warwick - - - - - - Coventry On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
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19750 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Musicianship and Performance Studies

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21455 £18360 £22141
25-75 percentile range £17911 - £25024 £13492 - £22848 £16777 - £27979

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21843 £19016 £23348
25-75 percentile range £18200 - £25449 £14569 - £23220 £18140 - £28648

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Musicianship and Performance Studies

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Musicianship and Performance Studies who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Typical employers for graduates of Musicianship and Performance Studies

  • Music Production Companies
  • Music Retailers
  • Media Organisations
  • Magazines and Licensing Bodies
  • Schools and Colleges
  • Orchestras, Opera Companies and Touring Companies
  • Travel Industry Companies
  • Mental Healthcare Providers and Charitable Organisations
  • The Armed Forces
  • Cultural and Creative Industries

Jobs of graduates of Musicianship and Performance Studies (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Musicianship and Performance Studies at Anglia Ruskin University

30% Engineering professionals
25% Sales occupations
15% Information Technology Professionals
10% Elementary occupations
10% Teaching Professionals
10%

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Musicianship and Performance Studies

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Musicianship and Performance Studies, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

FAQ

Musicianship and Performance Studies is the study of/training in the mastering of musical instruments and performing art as solo and/or ensemble performers.

The median salary of graduates of Musicianship and Performance Studies was £21455 15 months after graduation, £18360 3 years after graduation and £22141 5 years after graduation.

  • The following degrees are offered for Musicianship and Performance Studies studies:
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE
  • Bachelor of Music (Honours) - BMus (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (Honours) - BASc (Hons)
  • Foundation Degree - FD
  • Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA
  • Diploma of Higher Education - DipHE
  • Master of Music - MMus
  • Master of Arts (Postgraduate) - MA (PG)
  • Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG)
  • Master of Arts - MA
  • Master of Music (Performance) - MMus (Perf)
  • Higher National Diploma - HND
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
  • Master of Research - MA (Res)
  • Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip