Popular Music Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Music (Popular Music) BA (Hons) Leeds Conservatoire - 0% 9% £9250 £18750 138 Leeds On campus Full-time
Popular Music Production with Foundation Year in Popular Music BSc (Hons) Southampton Solent University - 4% 0% £9250 £13020 £14000 108 Southampton On campus Full-time
Popular Music BMus (Hons) University of Huddersfield - 0% 30% £9250 £16500 120 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
Popular Music with Foundation Year BA (Hons) University of Derby - 0% 15% £9250 £14900 159 Derby On campus Full-time
Popular Music Production BSc (Hons) Southampton Solent University - 4% 0% £9250 £15000 £16125 108 Southampton On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance - Drums CertHE Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - 3% 14% £9250 £9250 £14750 £15250 118 London On campus Full-time
Popular Music: Production and Performance BA (Hons) The University of Winchester - 0% 30% £9250 £16700 133 Winchester On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance BMus (Hons) Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - 3% 9% £9250 £14750 £15250 98 London 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
Popular Music BA (Hons) University of Gloucestershire - 15% 5% £9250 £15000 £15450 134 Cheltenham On campus Full-time
Popular Music BA (Hons) University of Derby - 0% 15% £9250 £14900 159 Derby 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
Digital Music with Foundation Year in Popular Music BA (Hons) Southampton Solent University - 0% 0% £9250 £13020 £14000 121 Southampton On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance BMus (Hons) Leeds Arts University - 20% 0% £9250 £17800 149 Leeds On campus Full-time
Popular Music BA (Hons) The University of Northampton - 5% 30% £9250 - 106 Northampton On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance & Music Production BA (Hons) BIMM - British and Irish Modern Music Institute - - 3% £9250 £15950 129 Hove On campus Full-time
Music (Popular Music) BA (Hons) University of Hull - 0% 5% £9250 £15400 125 Hull On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance & Music Business BA (Hons) BIMM - British and Irish Modern Music Institute - - 2% £9250 £15950 113 Hove On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance & Songwriting BMus (Hons) BIMM - British and Irish Modern Music Institute - - 4% £9250 £15950 121 Hove On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance BA (Hons) University of Chester - 0% 15% £9250 - 140 Chester On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance BMus (Hons) BIMM - British and Irish Modern Music Institute - - 5% £9250 £15950 122 Hove On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance & Event Management BA (Hons) BIMM - British and Irish Modern Music Institute - - 5% £9250 £15950 122 Hove On campus Full-time
Bachelor of Music with Honours in Popular Music BMus (Hons) Royal Northern College of Music - 3% 4% - - 152 Manchester On campus Full-time
Popular Music BA (Hons) University of the Highlands and Islands - 5% 10% - - 166 Inverness On campus Full-time
Popular Music (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) The University of Northampton - 5% 30% - - 106 Northampton On campus Full-time
Popular Music BA (Hons) Falmouth University - 0% 19% - - 127 Falmouth On campus Full-time
Music: Popular Music and Recording BA (Hons) University of Salford - 5% 13% - - 158 Salford On campus Full-time
Contemporary and Popular Music BA (Hons) Newcastle University - 0% 10% - - 129 Newcastle On campus Full-time
Popular Music with Spanish BA (Hons) University of Liverpool - 0% 1% - - 160 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Popular Music BA (Hons) University of Liverpool - 10% 5% - - 165 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Popular Music BA (Hons) Hereford College of Arts - 5% 20% £9000 - - Hereford On campus Full-time
Music: Popular Music and Recording (with a Foundation Year) BA (Hons) University of Salford - 5% 12% - - 165 Salford On campus Full-time
Music/Popular Music BA (Hons) University of Liverpool - 5% 5% - - 172 Liverpool 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
Roots and Popular Music FdA New College Durham - - 10% £9000 - - Durham On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance - Keys CertHE Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - - - £9250 £9250 £14750 £15250 - London On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance - Vocals CertHE Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - - - £9250 £9250 £14750 £15250 - London On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance - Bass BMus (Hons) Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - - - £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
Popular Music FdA Birmingham City University - - - £9250 £9250 - Birmingham On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance (Vocals) MMus Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - - - £9950 £14750 - London 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
Popular Music Technology FdSc University of South Wales - - 15% - - - Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Popular Music (Top-Up) BA (Hons) Leeds Conservatoire - - - £9250 £18750 - Leeds On campus Full-time
Popular Music Technology FdA University of South Wales - - 15% - - - Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance - Guitar CertHE Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - - - £9250 £9250 £14750 £15250 - London On campus Full-time
Creative Industries (Popular Music Technology) (Top-Up) BSc (Hons) University of South Wales - - - £9000 £12300 - Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Popular Music and Worship (Nexus ICA) BA (Hons) University of West London - - 0% - - 117 Ealing On campus Full-time
Popular Music Practice MA BIMM - British and Irish Modern Music Institute - - - £9950 £15450 - Hove On campus Full-time
Popular Music Performance - Bass CertHE Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - - - £9250 £9250 £14750 £15250 - London On campus Full-time
Popular Music BA (Hons) Birmingham City University - - - £9250 £9250 - Birmingham 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
Popular Music Performance - Guitar BMus (Hons) Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - - - £9250 £14750 £15250 - London On campus Full-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
Popular Music BA (Hons) New College Durham - - - £9000 - - Durham On campus Full-time
Music (Popular / Production) (Top-Up) BA (Hons) The City of Liverpool College - - - £8400 - - Liverpool On campus Full-time
Popular Music and Hispanic Studies BA (Hons) University of Liverpool - - - - - - Liverpool On campus Full-time
Popular Music MMus Goldsmiths, University of London - - - - - - London On campus Part-time
Popular Music with Italian BA (Hons) University of Liverpool - - - - - - Liverpool On campus Full-time
Master of Music in Popular Music (Intensive) MMus Royal Northern College of Music - - - - - - Manchester On campus Full-time
Chinese Studies and Popular Music BA (Hons) University of Liverpool - - - - - - Liverpool On campus Full-time
Popular Music and French BA (Hons) University of Liverpool - - - - - - Liverpool On campus Full-time
Popular Music and Italian BA (Hons) University of Liverpool - - - - - - Liverpool On campus Full-time
Popular Music with Basque BA (Hons) University of Liverpool - - - - - - Liverpool On campus Full-time
Master of Music in Popular Music MMus Royal Northern College of Music - - - - - - Manchester On campus Full-time
Popular Music with Chinese BA (Hons) University of Liverpool - - - - - - Liverpool On campus Full-time
Popular Music CertHE Falmouth University - - - - - - Falmouth On campus Full-time
Master of Performance in Popular Music MPerf Royal Northern College of Music - - - - - - Manchester On campus Full-time
Popular Music Technology FdA Bridgend College - - - - - - Bridgend On campus Full-time
Music (Global Popular Musics pathway) MA University of Birmingham - - - - - - Birmingham On campus Full-time
Communication, Media and Popular Music BA (Hons) University of Liverpool - - - - - - Liverpool On campus Full-time
Popular Music with Portuguese BA (Hons) University of Liverpool - - - - - - Liverpool On campus Full-time
Popular Music MA University of Chester - - - - - - Chester On campus Full-time
Popular Music BMus (Hons) Goldsmiths, University of London - - - - - - London On campus Part-time
Master of Performance in Popular Music (Intensive) MPerf Royal Northern College of Music - - - - - - Manchester On campus Full-time
Music (Popular Music Research) MA Goldsmiths, University of London - - - - - - London On campus Part-time
Popular Music with German BA (Hons) University of Liverpool - - - - - - Liverpool On campus Full-time
Popular Music with Catalan BA (Hons) University of Liverpool - - - - - - Liverpool On campus Full-time
Popular Music with French BA (Hons) University of Liverpool - - - - - - Liverpool On campus Full-time
Popular Music and Worship (Nexus ICA) CertHE University of West London - - - - - - Ealing On campus Full-time
Popular Music and German BA (Hons) University of Liverpool - - - - - - Liverpool On campus Full-time
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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 £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 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.

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

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

Example below based on all graduates of Popular Music 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 Popular Music


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FAQ

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

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