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4 years
Bachelor's degree
On campus
Keele
English
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Program description

At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We proudly rank 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for the last three years. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too.

Music at Keele is a hub of world-class musicologists, composers and performers, including specialists in film and TV music, contemporary classical music, world music and pop. The musical life on campus is rich and varied. As a Keele Music student, you’ll have opportunities to play and sing with orchestras, choirs, ensembles and bands, and to attend free concerts, gigs and workshops by world-leading musicians. You’ll also have access 24/7 to our purpose-built practice rooms, recording and project studios, and to an extensive music library.

The Music degrees at Keele focus on the creation, performance, meaning and uses of music from a diversity of styles, periods and traditions. Alongside opportunities to perform and compose your own music, and to do module-based work placements in the local community, you can investigate topics including music’s history, aesthetics, theory, and social impact. You can combine areas to create an individual degree that reflects your musical interests and passions, for instance by studying components of Keele’s Music Technology programme, where students work on sound design, music production, software development and audio-visuals. Popular combinations with Music include English, Mathematics, and Psychology.

Music is central to our lives and, consequently, to a massive variety of careers. A Music degree from Keele, though, will prepare you for a wide range of rewarding career paths in music – and beyond. Did you know, for example, that as a music graduate you could apply your creative and intellectual skills to careers including media production, finance and banking, the law, publishing, broadcasting, marketing and consultancy?

In 2016, Keele University were recognised nationally as 1st for employability in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey. Music graduates often continue their studies at PGCE, Masters and PhD level. You could go on to work as a teacher (at all levels of education), performer, composer, music therapist, community musician, private tutor or sound technician, or in arts administration, orchestras, bands, a recording company, publishing, game design, film, radio and television.

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Keele University

The University received its Royal Charter in 1962 with a commitment to meet the demands of a new kind of society, economy and world. Today we still uphold that commitment in every aspect of life at Keele University. We work...


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