Popular Music Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelor's & Master's

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Southampton Solent University 63% 5% 5% £9250 £12000 106 Southampton On campus Full-time
Southampton Solent University 63% 5% 5% £9250 £13800 106 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of South Wales 63% 5% 5% £9000 £12300 106 Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Institute of Contemporary Music Performance 52% 5% 6% £9250 £13750 120 London On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 50% 0% 5% £9250 £15000 141 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
Institute of Contemporary Music Performance 52% 5% 6% £9250 £13750 120 London On campus Full-time
Southampton Solent University 36% 5% 10% £9250 £13800 125 Southampton On campus Full-time
Institute of Contemporary Music Performance 52% 5% 6% £9250 £13750 120 London On campus Full-time
Leeds Arts University 85% 4% 5% £9250 £16900 141 Leeds On campus Full-time
Leeds Conservatoire 69% 1% 13% £9250 £17500 132 Leeds On campus Full-time
University of Derby 82% 0% 0% £9250 £14045 100 Derby On campus Full-time
Southampton Solent University 36% 5% 10% £9250 £13800 125 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of Hull 73% 0% 10% £9250 £14800 126 Hull On campus Full-time
University of Gloucestershire 65% 0% 15% £9250 £15000 124 Cheltenham On campus Full-time
University of Derby 82% 0% 0% £9250 £14045 100 Derby On campus Full-time
Leeds Conservatoire 69% 1% 13% £9250 £17500 132 Leeds On campus Full-time
University of West London 57% 2% 13% £9250 £13250 129 Ealing On campus Full-time
Southampton Solent University 72% 10% 0% £9250 £12000 114 Southampton On campus Full-time
Edinburgh Napier University 86% 0% 0% £9250 £16425 188 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
BIMM - British and Irish Modern Music Institute 62% - 16% £9250 £15950 101 Hove On campus Full-time
BIMM - British and Irish Modern Music Institute 78% - 15% £9250 £15950 99 Hove On campus Full-time
Goldsmiths, University of London 78% - 15% - - 99 London On campus Part-time
Institute of Contemporary Music Performance 78% - 15% £9950 £14000 99 London On campus Part-time
Institute of Contemporary Music Performance 78% - 15% £9950 £14000 99 London On campus Full-time
Royal Northern College of Music 78% - 15% - - 99 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 78% - 15% - - 99 Birmingham On campus Full-time
University of Chester 78% - 15% - - 99 Chester On campus Part-time
Goldsmiths, University of London 78% - 15% - - 99 London On campus Part-time
BIMM - British and Irish Modern Music Institute 78% - 15% £6450 - 99 Hove On campus Part-time
University of South Wales 82% - 0% - - 57 Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Birmingham City University 82% - 0% £7500 - 57 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Bridgend College 82% - 0% - - 57 Bridgend On campus Full-time
New College Durham 74% 5% 40% £9000 - - Durham On campus Full-time
Hull College 57% - 10% £7500 - - Hull On campus Full-time
Institute of Contemporary Music Performance 57% - 10% £9250 £13750 - London On campus Full-time
Institute of Contemporary Music Performance 57% - 10% £9250 £13750 - London On campus Full-time
Institute of Contemporary Music Performance 57% - 10% £9250 £13750 - London On campus Full-time
Institute of Contemporary Music Performance 57% - 10% £9250 £13750 - London On campus Full-time
Institute of Contemporary Music Performance 57% - 10% £9250 £13750 - London On campus Full-time
Institute of Contemporary Music Performance 57% - 10% £9250 £13750 - London On campus Full-time
Royal Northern College of Music 77% 2% 5% - - 133 Manchester On campus Full-time
Newcastle College - - 5% £9000 - - Newcastle On campus Full-time
University of Wolverhampton 82% 5% 5% £9250 - 104 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
BIMM - British and Irish Modern Music Institute 62% - 16% €13950 €13950 101 Hove On campus Full-time
BIMM - British and Irish Modern Music Institute 62% - 16% £9250 £15950 101 Hove On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 85% 4% 5% - - 141 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 85% 4% 5% - - 141 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Grimsby Institute 76% - 10% £8500 £10500 - Grimsby On campus Full-time
The University of Northampton 78% 0% 10% £9250 - 107 Northampton On campus Full-time
University of the Highlands and Islands 80% 0% 0% - - 182 Inverness On campus Full-time
The University of Winchester 73% 0% 10% £9250 - 143 Winchester On campus Full-time
The University of Northampton 78% 0% 10% - - 107 Northampton On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 85% 10% 7% - - 155 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 85% 10% 7% - - 155 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 36% 5% 10% - - 125 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 36% 5% 10% - - 125 Liverpool On campus Full-time
BIMM - British and Irish Modern Music Institute 62% - 16% £9250 £15950 101 Hove On campus Full-time
Colchester Institute 58% 0% 20% £8250 £8250 - Colchester On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 73% 0% 10% - - 126 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 73% 0% 10% - - 126 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Falmouth University 79% 0% 25% - - 119 Falmouth On campus Full-time
University of Salford 79% 3% 14% - - 143 Salford On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 53% 0% 10% £9250 - 137 Newcastle On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 53% 0% 10% - - 137 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 53% 0% 10% - - 137 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 53% 0% 10% - - 137 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 85% 10% 7% - - 155 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Chester 82% 0% 30% £9250 - 130 Chester On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 85% 10% 7% - - 155 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Rotherham College 87% 0% 35% £6900 - - Rotherham On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 87% 0% 35% - - - Liverpool On campus Full-time
Coventry University 67% 3% 5% - - 110 Coventry On campus Full-time
University of Wolverhampton 90% 5% 5% £9250 - 101 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
Hereford College of Arts 85% 13% 17% £9000 - - Hereford On campus Full-time
Barnsley College 89% - 15% £5995 - - Barnsley On campus Full-time
New College Durham 89% - 15% £9000 - - Durham On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 89% - 15% - - - Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 89% - 15% - - - Liverpool On campus Full-time
Birmingham City University 89% - 15% £7500 £7500 - Birmingham On campus Full-time
University of Salford 79% 3% 14% - - 143 Salford On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 85% 10% 7% - - 155 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 85% 10% 7% - - 155 Liverpool On campus Full-time
The City of Liverpool College 86% 0% 0% £8410 - 188 Liverpool On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
71 /100
30964 students of Popular Music in the UK replied

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Popular Music

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £19045 £17710 £21517
25-75 percentile range £15951 - £23247 £12504 - £22119 £15656 - £27019

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £18420 £18016 £22515
25-75 percentile range £14646 - £22195 £13248 - £22501 £16396 - £27668

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Popular Music

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 Popular Music who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Typical employers for graduates of Popular Music

  • 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

Specialisations within Popular Music

  • Popular Music Performance
  • Popular Music Production
  • Popular Music Composition
  • Popular Music Studies

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Among graduates of Popular Music who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number of highly skilled vs non-highly skilled jobs (Unistats).

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of Popular Music (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Popular Music at Anglia Ruskin University

20% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
20% Artistic, literary and media occupations
10% Teaching Professionals
10% Administrative occupations
10% Secretarial and related occupations
10% Welfare and housing associate professionals
10% Skilled trades occupations
10% Sales occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Popular Music

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FAQ

  • The following degrees are offered for Popular Music studies:
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Music (Honours) - BMus (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Master of Music - MMus
  • Master of Arts - MA
  • Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc
  • Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA
  • Foundation Degree - FD
  • Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE

Music Technology and Popular Music at University of Wolverhampton received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 90 out of 100 among 10 respondents.

The median salary of graduates of Popular Music was £19045 15 months after graduation, £17710 3 years after graduation and £21517 5 years after graduation.