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MusB Music

An unrivalled combination of academic excellence and conservatoire-standard performance.

MusB Music / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
3 years
Typical A-level offer

AAB, inc A in Music.

Alternatively, we will accept AAB plus ABRSM Grade 8 Theory at Merit or above, where a candidate is not taking A-level Music.

(Joint course with RNCM requires AAA inc Music).

Also required is Associated Board (or equivalent examinations) Grade VIII Practical, preferably at Distinction, on an instrument or voice.

Typical contextual A-level offer (what is this?)
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Typical International Baccalaureate offer

35 points overall (core points accepted), inc. 6 in Music at Higher Level and two further Higher Level subjects at 6,5.

Also required is Associated Board (or equiv. examinations) grade VIII, preferably at Distinction, on an instrument or voice.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants


How to apply
Apply through UCAS

Course overview

You want:

  • to pursue the highest standard of performance and composition alongside your academic studies in musicology, music theory & analysis and ethnomusicology
  • a course with the flexibility to combine units tailored to your own interests, passions and ambitions
  • to join a friendly and supportive department, with a vibrant Music Society and over 100 concerts and events per year
  • access to a professional concert hall, practice facilities and state-of-the-art electroacoustic studios
  • to work alongside professional instrumental and vocal tutors and world-leading academic staff
  • a course that provides excellent training for a host of careers, within the music industry and beyond
Discover Music at The University of Manchester

Open days

The University holds Open Days regularly (usually June, September and October) where you have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about the facilities and courses we offer.

On this day you will find out more about the School and its resources, and meet members of academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.


Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2018 will be £9,250. Future inflationary increases may also be applied to each subsequent year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases. Tuition fees for international students will be £18,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Contact name
Jamie Clark
+44 (0)161 275 4987
+44 (0)161 275 3098
Academic department overview

See: About us

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