Queen's University of Belfast
Music and Audio Production BA (Hons)
Queen's University of Belfast

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The Music and Audio Production programme is designed for musicians from a wide range of musical backgrounds interested in the production of musical content in both the recording studio and live performance environments. Students will gain practical knowledge and experience of recording, editing, mixing and mastering music using professional studio facilities. Working alongside leading music industry professionals students will gain additional sound engineering experience in a sound reinforcement context and develop musical practice in composition, general musicianship and (optionally) musical performance.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 18 graduates of Music and Audio Production BA (Hons) at Queen's University of Belfast for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Music.

Overall student satisfaction
33 /100
18 total respondents

Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of 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

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Music and Audio Production, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Music and Audio Production BA (Hons) at Queen's University of Belfast

25% Teaching Professionals
20% Artistic, literary and media occupations
15% Administrative occupations
10% Sales occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Elementary occupations
5% Skilled trades occupations

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

A-level General Studies and Critical Thinking are normally excluded from offers. However, the grade achieved may be taken into account when results are published in August and may be used in a tie-break situation.

Separate targets are shown for Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers but offers are normally made on the basis of a combination of the two.

Successful completion of the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 60 credits is required, including 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 credits at Level 2.

Separate targets are shown for Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers but offers are normally made on the basis of a combination of the two.

Successful completion of BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits at Level 3) with 120 credits at Distinction and 60 credits at Merits.

Successful completion of IBD with 33 points overall including 6,5,5 at Higher Level.

Successful completion of BTEC National Extended Diploma (1080 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) at Level 3) with 660 GLH (including externally assessed units) at Distinction and 420 GLH at Merit.

For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/Your-Country/
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Music and Audio Production, BA (Hons).

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

Queen's University Belfast is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Tuition Fees Music and Audio Production BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £4530 year 1
Ireland £4530 year 1
EU £17400 year 1
International £17400 year 1

Additional fee information

Fees listed are for 2021-22. The tuition fees for 2022-23 are not yet available.

http://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/Undergraduate/Fees-and-scholarships/

Average student cost of living in UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2023

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Queen's University of Belfast in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Queen's University of Belfast in related subject specific rankings.

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #2 
    • #36 
    Music
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #2 
    • #57 
    Music
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]

See all university rankings of Queen's University of Belfast

What students say about studying Music in the UK?

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About Queen's University of Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) is a public institution that has enjoyed international repute for the majority of the institution’s time as an educational centre, and this is reflected today in their impressive University Rankings from Times Higher Education and QS. With the university’s significant reputation for research prominence and academic results, and the city life on offer from Ireland’s capital, QUB deserves the consideration of any student hoping to excel in their field while also creating fond memories while they do it.

Where is this programme taught

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