Music and Sound Recording
The University of York
Key Course Facts
Below you can see course specific reviews for 10 graduates of Music and Sound Recording BA (Hons) at The University of York for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in .
Salary of Graduates in Music
Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.
|15 months after graduation||3 years after graduation||5 years after graduation|
|25-75 percentile range||£18000 - £24000||£15000 - £24500||£19000 - £32500|
Salary of all UK Graduates of Music
|15 months after graduation||3 years after graduation||5 years after graduation|
|25-75 percentile range||£15979 - £24075||£13492 - £22848||£16777 - £27979|
All Music courses in the UK
Our Music and Sound Recording course offers students a bespoke training in music production methods. It is aimed at students who seek employment in media-related industries, small businesses, or as independent artists. The course covers a range of production situations aligned to music from classical, non-western and popular music genres. You will encounter production strategies from a wide variety of perspectives during your time on the course. Course content: Relevant aspects of acoustics, psychoacoustics and electroacoustics, combined with practical experience of microphone techniques and editing methods for classical recording, introduce you to the behaviour of sound, our perception of it and the aesthetic and technical issues that must be addressed to capture it successfully and meaningfully. The more overtly interventionist techniques that typify pop, rock and electronic music production are explored in detail covering: signal processing techniques and technologies.
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.
Required skill level of job after 15 months
Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)
Example below based on all graduates of Music and Sound Recording BA (Hons) at The University of York
|20%||Artistic, literary and media occupations|
|10%||Business and public service associate professionals|
|5%||Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation|
|5%||Science, engineering and technology associate professionals|
|5%||Welfare and housing associate professionals|
Grading & Study Time
Students of the course received the following grades
Entry Requirements / Admissions
UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course
This particular course
Essential Subjects: Music or Music Technology (or equivalent) at grade A is essential. If you are not taking A level Music or Music Technology we will accept ABRSM or Trinity Grade 5 Theory and Grade 7 Performance. Other exam boards may be considered on a case by case basis.
Only acceptable in conjunction with Scottish Advanced Highers.
Pass Access to HE Diploma with 36 credits at Distinction and 9 at Merit or higher including Music-related units.
Acceptable in conjunction with Scottish Highers. Advanced Higher Music at grade A is essential.
If you achieve a C or higher at EPQ, you may be eligible for an alternative offer up to one A Level grade (or equivalent) below our typical offer.
With 6 in Higher Level Music.
We consider a range of BTEC qualifications equivalent to 3 A Levels, or in combination with A Levels or other qualifications. A Level in Music (or equivalent qualification) at grade A is essential. We may also consider relevant units in your BTEC as A Level Music equivalent.
We consider a range of OCR qualifications equivalent to 3 A Levels, or in combination with A Levels or other qualifications. A Level in Music (or equivalent qualification) at grade A is essential. We may also consider relevant units in your OCR Cambridge Technical as A Level Music equivalent.
We will consider this qualification alongside or in combination with A Levels or other qualifications, as equivalent to one A Level.
Cambridge Pre-U Music at grade D3 is essential.
Although we do not typically hold interviews for this course, mature candidates and those with special circumstances and/or qualifications may be invited to attend an interview. We consider a wide range of qualifications for entry. We may also make reduced offers where applicants are eligible for our contextual offer scheme, or are taking specific additional qualifications.
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Graduate Degrees
- Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Music and Sound Recording, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Tuition Fees Music and Sound Recording BA (Hons)
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||year 1|
Additional fee information
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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
January 1, 2024
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)
Positions of The University of York in top UK and global rankings.
Rankings of The University of York in related subject specific rankings.
Arts Visual & Performing
CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
[Published 08 June, 2023]
The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
[Published 24 September, 2022]
About The University of York
The University of York, usually abbreviated to Ebor, is a collegiate research university based in the historic and picturesque city of York, England. It has two main campuses, East and West, which are just a few minute’s walking distance apart. It also has another site known as King’s Manor just North-West of the city centre.
Student composition of The University of York
Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Music BA (Hons)||Durham University||77%||5%||5%||£9250||£24500||190||Durham||On campus Full-time|
|Accounting & Finance and Musical Theatre (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||71%||5%||10%||£9250||£11400||111||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Music Production and Musical Theatre (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||76%||5%||15%||£9250||£11400||120||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Music, Sound and Technology BSc (Hons)||City University London||59%||0%||10%||£9250||£15460||128||London||On campus Full-time|
|Musical Theatre and Arts Development BA (Hons)||University of Chichester||66%||1%||25%||£9250||£14500||142||Chichester||On campus Full-time|
|Music and English BA (Hons)||Royal Holloway, University of London||75%||2%||9%||£9250||£21900||150||Egham||On campus Full-time|
|Music Performance BA (Hons)||Queen's University of Belfast||65%||0%||10%||£9250||£17400||146||Belfast||On campus Full-time|
|Music Production and Psychology BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||66%||0%||4%||£9250||£11400||119||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Music (Community & Education) BA (Hons)||University of Hull||89%||0%||5%||£9250||£14800||136||Hull||On campus Full-time|
|Music (Classical with Jazz) BA (Hons)||Leeds Conservatoire||79%||1%||8%||£9250||£17500||126||Leeds||On campus Full-time|