MusB Music / Overview

Year of entry: 2021

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Degree awarded
Bachelor of Music (MusB)
3 years
Typical A-level offer

AAB, including an A in Music.

Alternatively, we will accept AAB plus ABRSM Grade 8 Theory at Merit or above if you are not taking A-level Music.

The joint course with RNCM requires AAA, including Music.

You should normally have the equivalent of ABRSM Grade 8 on an instrument or voice - preferably at Distinction - upon entry to the course in September. 

Typical contextual A-level offer

ABB, including A in Music.       

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

(Joint course with RNCM requires AAA including Music).                 

Students should normally have the equivalent of ABRSM Grade 8 on an instrument or voice - preferably at Distinction - upon entry to the course in September. 

Find out more about contextual admissions.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

35 points overall. 6,6,5 in Higher Level subjects

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS

Course overview

  • Study at the best Music department in the UK (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020) on a course that received a top score for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2020.
  • Learn from first-class instrumental and vocal teachers from the city's three professional orchestras.
  • Join a friendly and supportive department, with an ambitious, student-led Music Society and over 100 concerts and events per year.
Discover Music at The University of Manchester

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  • explore our facilities through self-guided and dedicated tours;
  • gain insight into your subject area through talks and taster sessions;
  • ask questions and gather all the additional information you need to help with your decision-making.

Find out more about our forthcoming open days , including how to register.


Tuition fees for home students commencing their studies in September 2021 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £20,500 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Contact details

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