MusB Music / Overview

Year of entry: 2024

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

AAB, including A in Music.

If you are not taking A-level Music, we require AAB plus ABRSM Grade 7 Theory.

Students wishing to pursue performance units should have the equivalent of ABRSM Grade 8 on an instrument or voice (preferably at Distinction).

Typical contextual A-level offer

ABB, including A in Music.       

if you are not taking A level Music, we require ABB plus ABRSM Grade 7 Theory.    

Students wishing to pursue performance units should have the equivalent of ABRSM Grade 8 on an instrument or voice (preferably at Distinction).

Find out more about contextual admissions.
Refugee/care-experienced offer
Applicants who have been in local authority care for more than three months or have refugee status may be eligible for an offer two grades below the standard requirements.
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

  • The UK's Number 1 Department for Music (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024).
  • Study solo performance with our outstanding roster of professional instrumental and vocal teachers.
  • The MusB is the UK's longest-running taught music degree (established in 1891), set in a 21st-century cosmopolitan city bursting with music and creativity.
  • Find your own voice in composition and make use of the latest technology in the stunning NOVARS studios.
  • Tailor the course to your own strengths and interests, and discover something entirely new in ensemble performance, conducting, film composition, musicology, ethnomusicology, and music theory.
  • Make music and gain vital employability skills in our ambitious and inclusive student-led music societies.
Discover Music at The University of Manchester

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Tuition fees for home students commencing their studies in September 2024 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £28,000 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).


The University is committed to supporting eligible UK students from low-income households through our financial support packages ( bursaries and scholarships ).

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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