What will I learn?

Create, develop and experiment with music that you’re passionate about. This flexible music degree is designed to centre around and cultivate your interests and ambitions. This contemporary course will introduce you to music from practice to technology and history to theory. You’ll cover topics from classical to film music, popular music and beyond. You can shape your course to reflect your interests. In your first year you'll study:compositionperformancemusicologyand recording.You can then decide to specialise in a particular area or take a mixture of modules.Knowledge of music technology and practical music-making is key for a 21st Century musician, so projects with sound-making and music technology form an integral part of the course. On this course you’ll gain experience in the music industry. A work placement in your second year and live projects for real clients will give you professional experience.Our teaching is focused around ensuring that our students are able to explore and be ambitious with their musical talent and interests. Whether you’re pursuing grades or you’re self taught, this course will support you to gain the skills and knowledge you need to pursue music further. Oxford Brookes is home to a variety of choirs, music groups and orchestras, so you’ll be part of a lively community which brings people together from across a diverse range of musical genres. The city of Oxford provides an inspiring base for studying music and has a culture rooted in music from classical to contemporary. So there are plenty of opportunities for you to take advantage of during your time studying with us. On graduating you’ll be ready for a range of careers in composition, performance, music production, education and music teaching, and arts management. There are also postgraduate study and career opportunities beyond the music industry.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,600.00 (US$ 19,625) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

12 September 2022


Main Site

Gipsy Lane,



OX3 0BP, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High School Diploma with minimum of 3.0 GPA plus ONE of the following: Combined SAT score from 1700 (old scale) or 1220 (new scale); 3 Advanced Placement (AP) tests with a score of 3+; ACT average score between 27 and 30. We may also accept a High School Graduation Diploma with GPA 2.5 onto our International Foundation Diploma and integrated 4-year programmes. IELTS 6.0 overall with 6.0 in reading and writing, 5.5 in listening and speaking.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Oxford Brookes University

Excellent graduate outcomes, with over 95 per cent of Oxford Brookes students in employment or further study within six months of graduating.

  • The UK’s top modern university (QS rankings)
  • GBP 220 million in development from 2015 – 2025
  • 94 per cent of research internationally recognised
  • Based in the famous city of Oxford, one hour from London

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