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What makes Music Education at Worcester special?

This course offers a creative, innovative and fresh approach to becoming a 21st century musician.

It's an exciting degree which combines a passion for studying Music and Education. You'll develop your skills in musicianship together with an exploration of teaching and learning in education, which will prepare you for a wide range of careers.

This course starts in September 2019. You may be interested our other Institute of Education courses running this year.

Key features

  • Study your first instrument to an advanced level together with a second instrument to support teaching and learning
  • A unique opportunity to work with the Business School to develop basic skills in Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Work placements available in different formal and non-formal educational settings
  • Study an aspect of Music Education to a high level through independent study and research

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Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?


UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

112 UCAS tariff points      

A minimum of Grade 5 or equivalent on at least one instrument. Candidates are also expected to show a basic understanding of Musical Literacy

Shortlisted applicants will be required to submit a filmed audio recording to demonstrate that they are at the required standard of performance

Obtained an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email for advice.

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Course content

What will you study?

Here is an overview of current modules available on this course. Regular updates may mean that exact module titles may differ.

Year 1


  • Musical Performance
  • Music Pedagogy
  • Practical Skills in Musicianship
  • Musical Contexts and Traditions
  • Child Development           


  • Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Languages

Year 2


  • Musical Performance
  • Music Pedagogy
  • Continuing with Musical Performance and Pedagogy
  • Musical Contexts and Traditions
  • Work Based Learning
  • Research in Education


  • Advertising Theory and Practice
  • Languages

Year 3

  • Musical performance
  • Work based learning
  • Music Education Leadership
  • Reflective Practice in Music Education
  • Independent study

Teaching and Assessment

How will you be taught?

The Music Education degree offers a wide range of modules and opportunities for specialisation.

With an emphasis on practical teaching and learning throughout, the course is designed to link modules together, providing a depth of knowledge and understanding.

Performance underpins all three years where you study your first instrument to an advanced level and developing new skills on a second instrument, facilitated through peer teaching and learning.

In the first and second year, you will develop essential skills in musicianship along with music pedagogy and subject knowledge.

A focus on understanding how children and young adults develop and learn is an important pre-requisite for work based learning in years 2 and 3.

Optional modules in either Business and Entrepreneurship or Languages in years 1 and 2 provide you with essential transferable skills to support employability 

In the final year there is the opportunity to specialise in aspects of Music Education which are of particular interest through independent study, along with developing skills in management and leadership.





Where could it take you?

This course will offer you the flexibility to pursue employment in a range of alternative educational settings within the Music Industry including Community Music, Youth Music, peripatetic instruction and working within Music Services. It would also offer a fantastic progression route to QTS if you want to teach in a school with Music subject leadership.

Those who graduate with a 2:1 degree or above will be guaranteed an interview for Primary PGCE teacher training at Worcester providing you meet the national pre-requisites for the course.

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How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering in the academic year 2018/19 will be £9,250 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international (non-EU) students registering in the academic year 2018/19 will be £12,100 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students registering on this course in the academic year 2018/19 will be £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying. The amounts vary between courses.

If your course offers a placement opportunity, you may need to pay for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.


Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls of residence. With rooms to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £98 per week to 'En-suite Extra' at £159 per week.

For full details visit our accommodation page.


How do you apply?

Applying through UCAS

Music Education BA (Hons) - W321


UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.



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Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Admissions Office

01905 855111