Music Production and Psychology BSc (Hons)
University of Keele
Key Course Facts
Set in 600 acres of countryside in North Staffordshire, we have one of the largest and most beautiful campuses in Britain. We’re proud to be No.2 in England for Student Satisfaction with Course (Guardian University League Table, 2020), investing more than £140m in our campus in the last ten years, including £45m new science laboratories. In 2021 we were proud to be awarded Sustainability Institution of the Year at the prestigious Green Gown Awards as part of our mission to become a carbon neutral campus by 2030. We're committed to supporting you to achieve your career goals, and have a dedicated Careers and Employability team who can assist you to navigate your options beyond Keele.
Our Psychology and Music Production course will develop the technical knowledge and creative expertise you'll need for a career in the music industry, whilst exploring psychology questions such as why we behave in the ways we do. You'll gain hands-on industry experience through work placement opportunities and graduate with a Psychology degree accredited by the British Psychological Society.
In Music Production you will develop knowledge in sound recording, audio design, digital sampling, programming, mixing, mastering and producing sound. You will also examine the cultural contexts in which sound is produced for and consumed in various media.
The psychology component of the course leads to a degree that is British Psychological Society accredited, exploring why humans think, feel, communicate and act in the ways that they do. You will work alongside academic staff on research projects from brain electrophysiology to studies on alcohol, and from conflict resolution and forgiveness to how young people respond to advertising. You will learn to apply psychology in situations ranging from negotiating personal relationships to influencing judgments about matters of global significance such as climate change.
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Music Production and Psychology, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
in related subjects (Digital Media)
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
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Visa Requirements for International StudentsVisa 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
Keele University 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.
Tuition Fees Music Production and Psychology BSc (Hons)
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
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, 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)
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About University of Keele
Established in 1949, Keele University is located in the rural setting of the large town of Newcastle under Lyme. The university’s facilities are all within walking distance from the centre of campus, including Union Square where students can find a Pharmacy, the Library, and even a student Post Office. Students can choose between an impressive selection of courses at both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, as well as between five different modern and spacious residence halls.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|International Music Management MA/MSc||University for the Creative Arts||-||-||-||-||-||-||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Business & Management/Music MA (Hons)||University of Glasgow||-||-||-||£27750||£70480||-||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Music Industry Professional Management MA (PG)||Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts||-||-||-||£10800||£13500||-||Liverpool||On campus Part-time|
|Classical Music Business MA (PG)||Middlesex University||-||-||-||£10000||£14000||-||London||On campus Full-time|
|Music Business MA (PG)||University of Wales||-||-||-||£11300||-||-||Cardiff||On campus Full-time|
|Music Business Management MA||University of Westminster||-||-||-||-||-||-||London||On campus Full-time|
|Live Music Management MA||University of Westminster||-||-||-||-||-||-||London||On campus Full-time|
|MA Musical Leadership MA||York St John University||-||-||-||-||-||-||York||On campus Full-time|
|Music Industry Management and Artist Development MA||University of West London||-||-||-||-||-||-||Ealing||On campus Full-time|
|Music Industry Management and Promotion MA||University of Central Lancashire||-||-||-||£785||-||-||Preston||On campus Part-time|
|Business Management and Music Production BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||65%||5%||11%||£9250||£11400||106||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Music Production and Business with Foundation Year BA (Hons)||Buckinghamshire New University||80%||4%||16%||£9250||£14250||92||High Wycombe||On campus Full-time|
|Music Production & Creative Business BA (Hons)||York St John University||86%||4%||17%||£9250||£12750||113||York||On campus Full-time|
|Business and Music Production BA (Hons)||University of Keele||86%||4%||17%||£9250||£17900||113||Newcastle under Lyme||On campus Full-time|
|Music Production and Business BA (Hons)||Buckinghamshire New University||80%||4%||16%||£9250||£14250||92||High Wycombe||On campus Full-time|
|Music Production and Psychology BSc (Hons)||University of Keele||80%||4%||16%||£9250||£17900||92||Newcastle under Lyme||On campus Full-time|
|Music Production and Psychology BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||72%||0%||9%||£9250||£11400||109||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Foundation Degree Creative Music Production and Business FdA||University of Westminster||89%||-||20%||£6000||£14400||61||London||On campus Full-time|
|Business Management and Music Production (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||65%||5%||11%||-||-||106||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Music Production & Music Business BA (Hons)||BIMM - British and Irish Modern Music Institute||62%||-||16%||£9250||£15950||101||Hove||On campus Full-time|
|Organisational and Business Psychology PgDip||University of Kent||-||-||-||-||-||-||Canterbury||On campus Part-time|
|Management Psychology MSc/PGDip PgDip||The University of Nottingham||-||-||-||-||-||-||Nottingham||On campus Full-time|
|Occupational and Business Psychology MSc||Kingston University||-||-||-||£5737||£8195||-||Kingston upon Thames||On campus Part-time|
|Business Psychology MSc||Loughborough University of Technology||-||-||-||£11900||£26500||-||Loughborough||On campus Full-time|
|Business Psychology MSc||The University of Manchester||-||-||-||£13500||£24500||-||Manchester||On campus Full-time|
|Work Psychology and Business MSc||Aston University||-||-||-||£11500||£21250||-||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Business and Organisational Psychology MSc||Coventry University||-||-||-||-||-||-||Coventry||On campus Part-time|
|Behavioural Science for Management MSc||University of Stirling||-||-||-||-||-||-||Stirling||On campus Full-time|
|Business Psychology MSc||University of Leeds||-||-||-||-||-||-||Leeds||On campus Full-time|
|MSc Psychology for Leadership MSc||Plymouth Marjon University||-||-||-||£6500||-||-||Plymouth||On campus Part-time|