University of chester music

University of chester music


BA (Hons)

Prepare to turn your passion into a career as you begin a theory based exploration of music and its influence on our culture and society, alongside another academic discipline.

Course overview

Music is an important part of all our lives; from the radio waking us up first thing in the morning and the incidental music that accompanies our daily routine, through to the functional music we experience in film and TV. This course is for students who enjoy all music and want the opportunity to experience it in different ways.

Why Study Music with us?

Our degree offers a unique opportunity to study a range of music across all styles – including classical, jazz and popular – from a number of points of view – including composition, musicology, performance, technology, and professional development.

The Department of Performing Arts has some impressive facilities, including a number of rehearsal studios and technology suites with a range of software. Three specialist technicians support work within the Department, and there is a significant amount of equipment that you can hire in order to help you with your studies.

Our library has an excellent stock and includes a great deal of virtual resources including I Like Music Desktop DJ and Naxos Music Library (streaming music facilities which cover all types of music); Rock’s Backpages; Grove Music Online; JSTOR (journal database); and many ebooks and ejournals.

University of chester music

Entry Requirements

Typical Entry 112 UCAS points
GCE A Level 112 UCAS points from GCE A Levels or equivalent. Typical offer – BBC/BBB
BTEC BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM

BTEC Diploma: D*D*

Irish/Scottish Highers BBBB
International Baccalaureate 26 points
Access Access to HE Diploma, to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit
OCR OCR National Extended Diploma: Merit 1

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma – DDM

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma – D*D*

Extra Information Please note that we accept a maximum of 8 points from GCE AS Levels and that the Welsh Baccalaureate (core) and General Studies A Level will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A Levels and BTECs/OCRs.

If you have any questions, or are unsure if your qualifications meet these requirements, please contact us using the details below.