The BA in Music has a strong academic component and covers a broad range of music, as well as a variety of approaches to thinking about and understanding music. Many graduates enter professions related to music; others pursue careers in publishing and the media, academia, arts administration, banking, law, public service and the charity sector.

Further information about the course can be found on the Faculty and University websites.

Director of Studies

Dr Jeremy Thurlow

Course Requirements

We will consider a range of British and international qualifications, but these must include either Grade 8 Music Theory (with at least Merit), a good A-level in Music, or an equivalent. Applicants should be familiar with the Western classical repertoire and have experience of writing about music. A well developed musical ear, some facility at the keyboard, and some proficiency in harmony and counterpoint are also desirable.

See the general Entrance Requirements and FAQ for more information about our academic conditions. You can also contact our Admissions Office with queries.

Admissions Assessment

There is no common format written assessment for Music.  Applicants invited for interview at Lucy Cavendish will be asked to sit a one hour subject test on the day of their interviews.