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.

Course Requirements

  •  Either Grade 8 Music Theory (with at least Merit), a good A-level in Music, or an equivalent
  • A range of British and international qualifications may be acceptable
  • Applicants should be familiar with 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

For more information, see the general Entrance Requirements and FAQs, or contact our Admissions Office (

Admissions Assessment

  • Pre-interview assessment is not required for Lucy Cavendish
  • Applicants invited for interview sit a written assessment on the day of interview.  This assessment will last no longer than one hour. There is no common format written assessment for Music.

Director of Studies

Dr Jeremy Thurlow