Course Comparison

MA Music BA (Hons) Music
Master of Arts - MA Bachelor of Arts - BA (Hons)
1 year 3 years
Assessment breakdown
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Course type
Full-time, Part-time route available Full-time
- (+ optional placement)
Plymouth Plymouth
School of Art, Design and Architecture School of Art, Design and Architecture
Entry requirements
A 2:1 degree in a music-related subject or equivalent is desirable. Graduates from other disciplines will be considered on an individual basis.Accreditation of Prior Learning will be considered, where appropriate, on a case-by-case basis and in line with the University’s academic regulations.
English language requirements.We welcome applicants with international qualifications. 
To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.
A levels
Typical offer will be 104 points. General studies accepted. Applicants are required to show a strong interest/experience in music and have an instrument (which can be voice). Any queries please do contact the admissions team at or telephone on +44 1752 585858.
BTEC National Extended Diploma
BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.
International Baccalaureate
26 points overall. English and Mathematics accepted within as GCSE equivalent.
Access to HE Diploma
Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma, with at least 33 credits at Merit and/or Distinction.
T levels
Merit in any subject, music experience required alongside qualification.
Equivalent qualifications may be considered.
Non-standard qualifications
We welcome mature students, those with music industry experience and high level instrumental skills. If you fall into this category and are not sure whether you qualify for the course, please submit an application so we can advise you.
RSL's qualifications
UCAS points can be obtained from theory/practical grades. See the table for the UCAS points awarded for a given music theory or practical grade and mark.
We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.