Popular Music Composition Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
University of Huddersfield 73% 0% 9% £9250 £15000 124 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts 80% 0% 0% £9250 £17200 123 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Buckinghamshire New University 68% 5% 15% £9250 £12500 91 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
Institute of Contemporary Music Performance 52% 5% 6% £9250 £13750 120 London On campus Full-time
Leeds Conservatoire 68% 1% 20% £9250 £14500 158 Leeds On campus Full-time
Buckinghamshire New University 68% 5% 15% £9250 £12500 91 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
Leeds Conservatoire 68% 1% 20% £9250 £17500 158 Leeds On campus Full-time
University of Hull 73% 0% 10% £9250 £14800 126 Hull On campus Full-time
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts 73% 0% 10% £9250 £17200 140 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Chichester 80% 2% 9% £9250 £14500 152 Chichester On campus Full-time
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama 80% 2% 9% £10393 £20760 152 Cardiff On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 80% 2% 9% £5250 £10500 152 Manchester On campus Part-time
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama 80% 2% 9% £11163 £21962 152 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama 80% 2% 9% £11163 £21962 152 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 80% 2% 9% £12945 £22476 152 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of West London 57% 2% 13% £9250 £13250 129 Ealing On campus Full-time
BIMM - British and Irish Modern Music Institute 62% - 16% £9250 £15950 101 Hove On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 62% - 16% £5250 £10500 101 Manchester On campus Part-time
University of Oxford 62% - 16% - - 101 Oxford On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 62% - 16% - - 101 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Royal College Of Music 62% - 16% - - 101 London On campus Full-time
Royal College Of Music 62% - 16% - - 101 London On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 62% - 16% £9250 £21000 101 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of West London 62% - 16% - - 101 Ealing On campus Part-time
Royal College Of Music 62% - 16% - - 101 London On campus Full-time
Royal Academy of Music, University of London 62% - 16% - - 101 London On campus Full-time
Royal College Of Music 62% - 16% - - 101 London On campus Full-time
Royal Academy of Music, University of London 62% - 16% - - 101 London On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 62% - 16% - - 101 Birmingham On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 62% - 16% - - 101 Birmingham On campus Full-time
York St John University 62% - 16% - - 101 York On campus Part-time
University of Bristol 62% - 16% £11600 £22500 101 Bristol On campus Full-time
University of the West of Scotland 62% - 16% - - 101 Paisley On campus Full-time
Institute of Contemporary Music Performance 62% - 16% £9950 £14000 101 London On campus Part-time
Bath Spa University 62% - 16% £3800 - 101 Bath On campus Part-time
University of South Wales 62% - 16% - - 101 Pontypridd On campus Part-time
University of Birmingham 62% - 16% - - 101 Birmingham On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 62% - 16% - - 101 Birmingham On campus Part-time
University Centre at Salford City College 62% - 16% £7500 - 101 Salford On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 62% - 16% - - 101 Manchester On campus Part-time
University of Sussex 62% - 16% - - 101 Brighton On campus Part-time
The University of Manchester 62% - 16% - - 101 Manchester On campus Part-time
The University of Edinburgh 62% - 16% - - 101 Edinburgh On campus Part-time
Institute of Contemporary Music Performance 62% - 16% £9250 £13750 101 London On campus Full-time
University of Hertfordshire 77% 0% 5% - - 118 Hatfield On campus Full-time
University of Hertfordshire 77% 0% 5% - - 118 Hatfield On campus Full-time
Royal College Of Music 85% 10% 2% - - 122 London 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 62% - 16% €13950 €13950 101 Hove On campus Full-time
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 62% - 16% £9250 £18393 101 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Royal Academy of Music, University of London 87% 5% 2% - - 132 London On campus Full-time
Academy of Contemporary Music Guildford 73% 0% 9% £9250 - 124 Guildford On campus Full-time
Coventry University 67% 3% 5% - - 110 Coventry On campus Full-time
The Manchester College 73% 0% 10% - - 140 Manchester On campus Full-time
BIMM - British and Irish Modern Music Institute 62% - 16% £9250 £15950 101 Hove On campus Full-time
University of West London 62% - 16% - - 101 Ealing On campus Full-time
University of Chichester 62% - 16% £7900 £14300 101 Chichester On campus Full-time
Academy of Contemporary Music Guildford 62% - 16% £9250 - 101 Guildford On campus Full-time
Morley College 62% - 16% £6165 - 101 London On campus Full-time
Royal Academy of Music, University of London 80% 2% 9% - - 152 London On campus Full-time
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance 80% 2% 9% - - 152 London On campus Full-time
Bath Spa University 80% 2% 9% - - 152 Bath On campus Full-time
Royal Northern College of Music 80% 2% 9% - - 152 Manchester On campus Full-time
Royal Academy of Music, University of London 80% 2% 9% - - 152 London On campus Full-time
Royal Academy of Music, University of London 80% 2% 9% - - 152 London On campus Full-time
University of West London 80% 2% 9% - - 152 Ealing On campus Part-time
Goldsmiths, University of London 80% 2% 9% - - 152 London On campus Part-time
Bangor University 80% 2% 9% - - 152 Bangor On campus Full-time
Royal College Of Music 80% 2% 9% - - 152 London On campus Full-time
Royal College Of Music 80% 2% 9% - - 152 London On campus Full-time
Royal Academy of Music, University of London 80% 2% 9% - - 152 London On campus Full-time
Royal Academy of Music, University of London 80% 2% 9% - - 152 London On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 80% 2% 9% - - 152 Sheffield On campus Full-time
University for the Creative Arts 80% 2% 9% - - 152 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University for the Creative Arts 80% 2% 9% - - 152 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University for the Creative Arts 80% 2% 9% - - 152 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University for the Creative Arts 80% 2% 9% - - 152 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University for the Creative Arts 80% 2% 9% - - 152 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University for the Creative Arts 57% 2% 13% - - 129 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Royal College Of Music 57% 2% 13% - - 129 London On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
76 /100
30964 students of Popular Music Composition in the UK replied

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

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Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Popular Music Composition

  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 Composition

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 Composition 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 Composition

  • 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

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Among graduates of Popular Music Composition 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 Composition (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Popular Music Composition 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 Composition

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FAQ

  • The following degrees are offered for Popular Music Composition studies:
  • Bachelor of Music (Honours) - BMus (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip
  • Master of Music - MusM
  • Master of Music - MMus
  • Master of Arts (Postgraduate) - MA (PG)
  • Master of Studies - MSt
  • Master of Philosophy - MPhil
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
  • Master of Research - MA (Res)
  • Master of Arts - MA
  • Higher National Diploma - HND
  • Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Master of Music (Composition) - MMus (Comp)
  • Professional Diploma - Prof Dip
  • Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert
  • Masters in Research - MRes
  • Master of Composition - MComp
  • Artist Diploma - Art Dip

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

Bachelor of Music (Honours) Composition at Royal Academy of Music, University of London received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 87 out of 100 among 74 respondents.