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BA (Hons) Music Production

Develop competency in the use of physical and virtual music making instruments, recording your own compositions and discovering the technology and techniques behind the creation and distribution of music.

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      UCAS Code: M235
      Course Length: 3 Years Full-Time, 6 Years Part-Time
      Start Dates: September 2022
      Subjects: Music Production
      Location: Edge Hill University
      Example Offers: BBC-BBB (A Level) or DMM (BTEC)
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      Modern technology now means we can conjure a musical universe on a computer keyboard as easily as a piano keyboard, and in the comfort of our bedrooms. This practice-based degree cultivates artistic development and is designed to make you self-sufficient in the creation, recording and performance of music. You will enhance your perception of the diverse characteristics of music and sound by exploring a broad range of themes. These include music technology, electronic music interaction, sound design, instrumental tuition, songwriting, composing and arranging, recording live music, studio recording, production and mastering, social media and employment strategies. The programme, which is ideal for musicians and computer musicians, also covers areas in sound for picture and soundtracks. You will apply your music and sound skills to areas such as film, TV, media, and theatre, working in a modern learning environment and utilising technology to bring your music to fruition.

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      In Depth

      What will I study?

      Year 1 will introduce you to the techniques and technology essential for music creation. Your skills in musicianship will benefit from learning the practice of ear training and composing and performing songs through collaborative sessions. You will also explore the fundamentals of studio practice and music technology and be introduced to the theory and practice associated with film sound. Optional modules will provide opportunities for you to improve your skills as a musician and to enhance your knowledge of conventional music literacy.

      Year 2 modules focus on songwriting, electronic music, and recording live music. You will also receive a grounding in the research methods relevant to media, music and sound. Optional modules introduce you to the work of notable composers and songwriters and guide you in composing and arranging popular music, playing live, and performance enhancement. They also provide opportunities to critique live performance and gain experience of performing live in different environments and in front of different audiences.

      In Year 3 you will develop further production and mastering skills, receive guidance in strategies for employment in the creative industries, undertake an in-depth personal research project and refine your musicianship through advanced techniques. You will also have the opportunity to be immersed in composing music for films, develop advanced computational techniques for real-time digital performance, and engage with social media marketing techniques underpinning the music download culture.

      How will I study?

      As you study you will encounter a range of teaching methods and learning experiences designed to guide you in becoming a self-directed, autonomous learner, conscious of professional practice principles and ethics. In addition to tutor-focused instruction in lectures, seminars and workshops, there will also be opportunities for you to participate in work-related tasks and projects, group activities, individual tutorials, self-directed study and self-evaluation.

      How will I be assessed?

      The programme is assessed entirely by coursework. This includes practical desktop (DAW/MIDI) and studio-based recording assignments, report writing, blogs, videos and oral presentations. You will also have the opportunity to complete a dissertation or practical project in the final year of the programme.

      There are no formal written examinations as part of the current assessment methods for any Music Production module on this degree, though one of the optional Language modules is part-assessed by written examinations, should you choose to learn a language as an integrated element of the programme.

      Who will be teaching me?

      The programme is delivered by a team of academics, professional practitioners and technical staff with creative expertise spanning a wide range of disciplines. These areas of expertise include performance and production, music theory, media and culture, film and TV production, sound for picture and sound design, experimental music, songwriting, research and practice-led research. Many of the staff who teach on the programme are practising musicians themselves.

      A Great Study Environment

      Students operate the controls for equipment in a digital sound studio.Creative Arts students at Edge Hill University enjoy industry-standard teaching and learning facilities in the £7million Arts Centre and £17million Creative Edge.

      The department’s outstanding resources ensure you gain practical experience to a professional standard. Contemporary performance environments include the Rose and Studio Theatres, dance studios, black box drama studios, rehearsal rooms, a theatre construction workshop, costume construction workshop, scene dock, theatre design studios, digital sound studio, digital design suite, music technology room, music practice studios, a recital room and an outdoor amphitheatre. The Studio Theatre also functions as a fully equipped aerial performance space.

      Music production and audio post-production studios come equipped with AVID ProTools HDX digital recording systems with C|24 control surfaces, as well as Waves and IK Multimedia, and a range of microphones (AKG, Coles, Neumann, sE, Electro Voice).

      Dedicated Mac labs provide access to the latest audio software (AVID ProTools 11, Apple Logic X, Propellerhead Reason 7, Adobe SoundBooth CE, AVID ProTools 11, Native Instruments Komplete Ultimate, Sibelius), and several dedicated rehearsal rooms, which provide electronic keyboards (Yamaha, Kawai), and a range of acoustic and electric guitars (Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Martin, Taylor), effects modules and practice amps. A selection of acoustic pianos, grand and upright, are housed in the Department of Performing Arts.

      The University library stocks a comprehensive range of music books and scores, e-books and specialist music journals, including Grove Music Online, Rock’s Back Pages, and the Naxos music stream.

      Music students at Edge Hill attend the annual music festival, Liverpool Sound City, of which the University is a partner. This event fuses a music festival with a music conference, providing you with the opportunity to network with a range of industry speakers and professional musicians, as well as experiencing live music across the city. Edge Hill students have also won prestigious awards at the festival, including the UK Student Music Award and the UK Student Innovation Award.

      Consolidating Edge Hill’s commitment to music, the University has also launched The Label Recordings, an independent label without contracts. This has been established by the University to promote existing new music and to equip you with some real-world, hands-on experience in a competitive industry.

      The Arts Centre hosts a diverse range of high-quality productions and performers, including comedy, dance, drama and music, designed to supplement your learning and entertain both students and the local community.


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      Level 4 (Year 1 of Full-Time Programme)

      MUS1164Is This Music? Understanding Sound in Society (20 credits)

      Is This Music? Understanding Sound in Society primes you to formulate a vocabulary and repertoire of concepts so as to communicate with clarity on the subjects of music and sound. The module introduces you to the sociology and psychology of music and encourages you to reflect on your own musical activities in the context of other practices and theories. It covers a wide range of musical customs, Western and non-Western, classical and popular, past and present, although it focuses on musical and social developments since the Industrial Revolution. The aim is for you to understand not just how these customs connect with music, but why they do so, and how that engagement compares to that of others in the world.

      Assessment: Coursework: 70%, Practical(s): 30%.

      MUS1170Ensemble Performance (20 credits)

      Ensemble Performance assists you in developing skills and confidence in musical performance. Practical workshops will enable you to develop your skills in composition, arranging, performance strategies and improvisation. Through a series of collaborative small-group projects, you will develop arrangements of existing or original material to be performed in a public setting at the end of the module. You will produce all aspects of the final performance, such as staging, stage management and live sound, thereby gaining knowledge and understanding of this key area of musical practice.

      Assessment: Coursework: 30%, Practical(s): 70%.

      MUS1171Studio Practice (20 credits)

      Studio Practice focuses on the recording of music. The module will develop your skills in a modern studio environment, exposing you to current hardware and software which will provide you with real-world experience appropriate to the industry. The practical elements of the module are underpinned by relevant theory, established principles and working practices, enabling you to exploit the dynamic elements of music for creative purposes. Exploration and experimentation with microphones and digital audio workstations will culminate in the creation of a piece of music.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      MUS1172Creative Music Technology (20 credits)

      Creative Music Technology introduces you to a range of repertoires and techniques derived from sample-based approaches to composition and sound design. You will identify and analyse concrete (sample-based) approaches to composition within contemporary electronic music. Engaging in a creative exploration of the studio as an instrument, including the technologies and techniques related to recording, sampling, sound design, sequencing and arranging, will enable you to develop knowledge of a variety of skills that can be applied within musical compositions. You will create your own sounds from scratch in a recording studio which will then be creatively applied in compositions or sound design projects. This process enables you to develop essential technical skills, critical listening skills and attention to detail.

      Assessment: Coursework: 30%, Practical(s): 70%.

      You will select two of the following modules:

      MED1202Sound for Picture (20 credits)

      Sound for Picture introduces you to the theory and practice associated with film sound and particularly post-production sound design. The module examines both the relevant theory and the technology necessary for successful capture of audio suitable for film. You will record all of the sound for a short digital movie, using only one microphone and a digital recorder. You will then have the opportunity to explore the perceptual properties of sound and manipulate it for dramatic effect with industry standard software. Keeping a production diary will encourage you to reflect upon the skills you gain.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      MTH1105Words and Music (20 credits)

      Words and Music focuses upon a fundamental aspect of the genre of musical theatre that will equip you with an understanding of issues that impact upon the creation and performance of musical theatre works. You will critically examine approaches to the combination of text and music. Initially taking examples from across a range of genres, classical and popular, the module will progress to focus upon music in theatre, from opera to musical theatre. This will be undertaken as a series of case studies, with the intention to develop your critical awareness and understanding of a range of techniques and practices. These will include solo song/aria, duos and ensembles and larger structures (e.g. the finale). The study will further examine the role and function of the librettist, and the relationship between composer and librettist (if they are not the same person). You will also be presented with opportunities to develop your own creative practice in the combination of words and music.

      Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

      MUS1008Performance Study (20 credits)

      Performance Study is the first stage in which you are taught technique and musicianship, on an instrument or vocally, along a progressive path set by professional specialists. The module will generally be taught in one-to-one, hour-long weekly sessions (ten per semester).

      Assessment: Coursework: 30%, Practical(s): 70%.

      MUS1168Music Literacy (20 credits)

      Music Literacy is designed to assist those who cannot read conventional music notation or who have not yet reached the standard represented by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Grade 5 Theory examination. The module will introduce you to time-based and pitch-based notation, basic principles of writing melody, harmony and counterpoint, varieties of rhythmic notation, simple phrasing, and descriptive terms in various languages. At the end of the module, you will have the required knowledge and skills to be able to successfully achieve the ABRSM Grade 5 Theory standard.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      You have the option to learn a language and study Arabic, French, German, Italian, Mandarin or Spanish as an integral part of this degree. A single Language module can be studied in Year 1 instead of one of the optional modules above.

      TLC1010Language 1 (20 credits)

      TLC1010 Language 1 is ideal if you want to learn a new language, or further develop your current language skills, as an integrated element of your degree. You can study French, German, Arabic, Italian, Mandarin or Spanish (subject to minimum numbers for your preferred language). Delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, the module will be taught in an interactive, communicative manner, using authentic materials in the target language. Emphasis will be placed on all four areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will play an active role in the weekly two-hour classes, engaging in role-plays, short conversations, videos, authentic texts and listening materials. You will also be encouraged to reflect on your own learning needs. On enrolment to the module, you will complete a language induction form and be placed into a language level group appropriate for your prior knowledge of your chosen language. Please note, while we will endeavour to accommodate varying language levels per module, this is not always possible. While you can join the module with some prior experience of your target language, you will not be able to study a language you are already fluent or proficient in.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      Level 5 (Year 2 of Full-Time Programme)

      MUS2171Electronic Music and Sound Design (20 credits)

      Electronic Music and Sound Design engages you in a creative exploration of sound synthesis techniques, equipping you with knowledge and skills to inform the production of distinctive and highly flexible sounds for use in a variety of applied musical contexts. The module will develop your understanding of fundamental concepts and repertoires of relevance to digital audio, enabling you to identify and analyse synthetic approaches to composition and sound design within contemporary digital and electronic music. The acquisition of technical and theoretical knowledge will be demonstrated through the completion of a number of compositional assignments and original compositions.

      Assessment: Coursework: 20%, Practical(s): 80%.

      MUS2173Song Writing and Recording (20 credits)

      Song Writing and Recording explores songwriting via notable examples from pop, rock, folk and country. The module provides you with the opportunity to enhance your composition skills while also perfecting studio recording technique. You will explore the works of contemporary artists by means of analysis, discretisation (segmentation) and dissection of their works. You will also synthesise a new original composition using the same chord palette. The module will culminate in the capture of an original song, performed and recorded in a high quality studio setting.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      MUS2174Recording Live Music (20 credits)

      Recording Live Music focuses on capturing music remotely, outside of the recording studio. The module engages you with the systems and workflows necessary for recording musical performances in a range of different contexts, including (but not limited to) concert venues, field recording techniques, campus theatres and TV studios. In the latter studio environments,  you will be introduced to innovative approaches to remote audio capture using audio over an internet protocol (IP) network. Analogue and digital technology will be utilised throughout the module and you will gain hands-on experience of recording bands of various sizes and in a range of locations. Live recordings will then be mixed in a recording studio using relevant post-processing techniques.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      MUS2175Researching Music (20 credits)

      Researching Music introduces you to a range of key concepts, approaches and theoretical paradigms deployed in the study and criticism of contemporary music and culture. Key concepts related to the cultural understanding of contemporary music will be discussed and critically interrogated in relation to musical examples. You will learn how to locate, interpret and understand music in relevant cultural contexts, drawing upon key terms and theoretical frameworks in the construction of critically informed arguments, and developing practical skills for identifying, planning and executing an independently structured research project.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      You will select two of the following modules:

      MUS2060Performance Development (20 credits)

      Performance Development is the intermediate stage in which you are taught technique and musicianship, on an instrument or vocally, along a progressive path set by professional specialists. The module will generally be taught in one-to-one, hour-long sessions, supported by related classes focused on collaborative projects and improvisatory strategies.

      Assessment: Coursework: 30%, Practical(s): 70%.

      MUS2066Playing Live (20 credits)

      Playing Live allows you to gain experience of performing live in different environments and in front of different audiences. You will have the opportunity to gain credit for playing live on the street, or at a venue, such as a local open-mic event or other specialist music venue. You will also have the opportunity to perform in the Creative Edge TV studio and to play and have your music streamed over the Edge Hill Student Union’s radio station. This module is ideally suited to performing musicians and will provide you the opportunity to engage with the planning and organisational elements necessary for successful live performance.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      MUS2176Arranging Popular Music (20 credits)

      Arranging Popular Music introduces you to the techniques associated with the transformational role of the arranger in the production of popular music. While arranging is often seen as adding material to a song, the arranger might also refine the composition through reduction of timbre or enhancement of other features, and so the role of the arranger is often one of both transformation and realisation. As well as exploring facets of harmonisation, orchestration, instrumentation and voice leading, you will engage with the directorial, conducting and diplomatic skills needed to manage studio time and organise session musicians. Historical work by leading arrangers will also be examined to enhance your understanding of the arranging process and its deployment in different genres.

      Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

      MUS2177Compositional Forms and Approaches (20 credits)

      Compositional Forms and Approaches focuses on the work of notable composers and songwriters from a wide range of styles and genres. Case studies will uncover the compositional techniques and forms used by select composers. You will subsequently adapt and apply these approaches to composition in your own creative work. Following analytical studies of form, harmony, rhythm, melody and texture, you will be guided in devising musical structures in which a broad range of production techniques can be applied.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      If you studied a Language module in Year 1, or if you can demonstrate equivalent knowledge, you may wish to study a further Language module in Year 2. This would form an integral part of your degree in place of one of the optional modules above.

      TLC2000Language 2 (20 credits)

      TLC2000 Language 2 enables you to build on and develop your previous language knowledge in French, German, Arabic, Italian, Mandarin or Spanish. You must have either studied the prior language module in the previous year of your degree or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge of your target language (though you will not be able to study a language you are already fluent or proficient in). The language levels available will be determined by the continuation of corresponding groups from module TLC1010 Language 1. You will gain the language skills necessary to become a more proficient user of the language. Classes will be taught in an interactive and communicative manner using authentic materials to promote meaningful communication. They will be conducted in the target language as much as possible. Emphasis will be on speaking and listening, with appropriate attention also being paid to other communication skills. Other work will include a variety of tasks which may be completed in the Language Centre.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      Level 6 (Year 3 of Full-Time Programme)

      MUS3058Dissertation Project (40 credits)

      Dissertation Project offers you the opportunity to undertake an in-depth personal research project, under supervision, and explore a range of research methodologies and presentational formats appropriate to the project. You will gain a thorough knowledge of your chosen subject area and will be expected to shape that knowledge to produce a final submission that demonstrates your ability to locate the material within the wider contexts of your discipline. The project will require the consideration and discussion of methodological and epistemological issues. The dissertation will allow you to work independently to explore areas of contemporary academic interest, consider issues of current industry practice and critically analyse case studies or products within specific cultural and social contexts.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      MUS3161Employment Strategies in the Creative Industries (20 credits)

      Employment Strategies in the Creative Industries allows you to examine and evaluate methods by which to optimise opportunities for employment, commissions and interventions such as ‘clean-up’ tasks. Comparative methods of planning, networking and campaigning will be studied and workshopped and industry professionals will outline their grounds for selection. You will acquire strategies of how to plan for sustainability, maintain relations with institutions, and gain sources of finance for projects.

      Assessment: Coursework: 70%, Practical(s): 30%.

      MUS3170Production and Mastering (20 credits)

      Production and Mastering provides you with the opportunity to further enhance the critical listening skills necessary for more complex mixing tasks. You will explore and experiment with advanced music production techniques using current industry standard equipment. Attention will be given to the impact of software on the spectral and spatial enhancement of music during and after the final mix. The module will culminate in the production and mastering of a music composition suitable for delivery via a range of listening media.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      You will select two of the following modules:

      MUS3061Social Media Context and Practice (20 credits)

      Social Media Context and Practice engages with the information and communications technology currently underpinning download culture. You will consider the impact of internet-based sharing tools, specifically in relation to the online distribution and consumption of music. The module will also require you to devise a strategy for how this can best be exploited for a band or solo artist.

      Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

      MUS3172Electronic Performance and Interaction (20 credits)

      Electronic Performance and Interaction introduces you to advanced computational techniques for real-time digital performance and interaction design. You will develop skills enabling you to move beyond studio and desktop based environments into the field of live multimedia performance and exhibition contexts. You will learn how to build bespoke software and digital instruments that supplement or replace the fixed duration compositions common to digital audio workstation compositions with dynamic systems for live performance and interaction.

      Assessment: Coursework: 30%, Practical(s): 70%.

      MUS3173Advanced Performance (20 credits)

      Advanced Performance is the final undergraduate stage of three through which you will be taught technique and musicianship, on an instrument or vocally, along a progressive path set by professional specialists. The module will generally be taught in one-to-one, hour-long weekly sessions, or group sessions, under the supervision of a specialist.

      Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

      MUS3174Composing for Film (20 credits)

      Composing for Film explores the relationship between music and the moving image. Within the contexts of film, television, video games, advertising and animation, you will investigate the soundtrack and how it is formulated, using written and sonic methods of communication, such as scores and mock-ups. Ambient soundscapes, foregrounded music and songs will also be considered. The module takes the view of the composer, focusing on the contextual history and development of their role, the evolving nature of the industry, the changes in methods and workflows, and the tools used to deliver and synchronise the visual and non-visual element of the moving image. It will culminate with the creation of an original music score or soundscape to a given film extract.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      If you studied Language modules in Years 1 and 2, or if you can demonstrate equivalent knowledge, you may wish to study a further Language module in Year 3. This would form an integral part of your degree in place of one of the optional modules above.

      TLC3000Language 3 (20 credits)

      TLC3000 Language 3 further enhances your language skills in French, German, Arabic, Italian, Mandarin or Spanish and introduces you to a new culture and way of life. It is suitable if you have studied the prior language module in the previous year of your degree or if you can demonstrate equivalent knowledge of your target language (though you will not be able to study a language you are already fluent or proficient in). The language levels available will be determined by the continuation of corresponding groups from module TLC2000 Language 2. You will develop language skills to a level of proficiency that will enable you to spend time living or working abroad. Classes will be conducted as much as possible in the target language. They will be taught in an interactive, communicative manner, using authentic materials in the target language. Emphasis will be on speaking and listening, with appropriate attention also being paid to other skills. Other work will include a variety of tasks which may be completed in the Language Centre.

      Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Written Exam(s): 50%.

      Optional modules provide an element of choice within the programme curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements.


      Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.


      Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information, however our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

      Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

      Entry Criteria

      Entry Requirements

      Typical offer 112-120 UCAS Tariff points, preferably to include a Music-related subject.

      Other subjects will be considered if you can demonstrate your ability to create music, either as an electronic musician, or by playing a musical instrument (such as vocals, guitar, keyboard, bass, drums, percussion or brass), either in a band or as a solo artist.

      No formal grade or professional qualification in playing a musical instrument is required but, in the absence of a Music-related subject to contribute towards the UCAS Tariff points, you will need to supply evidence in the form of video and/or audio recordings of songs and music being created and performed. Recordings should be uploaded to SoundCloud and/or YouTube and the links to them put in your UCAS Personal Statement. In some circumstances, we may also invite you to attend an audition workshop.

      Example Offers

      Some examples of how you can achieve 112-120 UCAS Tariff points are detailed below.

      • A Level: BBC-BBB;
      • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications): Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM);
      • T Level: Digital Production, Design and Development T Level with an overall grade of Merit;
      • International Baccalaureate (IB): We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points. Subject-specific requirements at Higher Level (HL) Grade 5 may apply;
      • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 credits at Level 3, for example 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit or 24 credits at Distinction and 21 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

      Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

      As long as you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as the Welsh Baccalaureate and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

      For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/offers.

      EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at www.edgehill.ac.uk/eu.

      International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international for information on the entry criteria for overseas applicants.

      English Language Requirements

      International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

      If your current level of English is half a band lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

      Are there any alternative ways to meet the entry requirements?

      If you have the ability to study for a degree but lack the necessary qualifications or confidence, our Fastrack: Preparation for Higher Education course could be for you. This free, seven-week programme provides a great opportunity to enhance your study skills and subject knowledge and demonstrate that you are ready to study a particular subject with us, in lieu of achieving the UCAS Tariff points in the entry criteria.

      Upon successful completion of a Fastrack course, you will be well placed to progress onto a corresponding Edge Hill University degree, although additional entry requirements may apply and the availability of specific programmes cannot be guaranteed. For more information, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/fastrack.

      Recognition of Prior Learning

      Edge Hill University recognises learning gained elsewhere, whether through academic credit and qualifications acquired from other relevant courses of study or through recognition of an individual’s professional and employment experience (also referred to as ‘experiential learning’). This may include credit or learning undertaken at another university.

      Previous learning that is recognised in this way may be used towards meeting the entry requirements for a programme and/or for exemption from part of a programme. It is your responsibility to make a claim for recognition of prior learning. For guidance, please consult the University’s academic regulations (sections C7 and F3.1) or contact the faculty in which you are interested in studying.

      Career Prospects

      What are my career prospects?

      Throughout the programme you will be immersed in a broad spectrum of the themes and practices of the music industry, providing you with expert knowledge and technical ability, a flair for music composition and songwriting, confidence in performance, and entrepreneurial skills. We will ensure you graduate with the capability for creative thinking and the ability to apply knowledge to achieve practical outcomes in professional contexts associated with the music industry.

      Our Employers’ Advisory Panel (EAP) provide advice and support with curriculum development and the department’s EHU-Arts HUB offers a suite of professional opportunities that will help you to become industry-ready.

      Potential career options could include working as a producer in A&R or artist management, working in a recording studio, on film sound, or as a composer, songwriter or musician. Alternatively, you may wish to train to teach.

      How can I enhance my employability?

      It is useful to consider, even before you apply, how you will spend your time while studying and make the most of your university experience.

      Optional, additional activities may be available on this degree which could help to prepare you for a stimulating and rewarding career. These include:

      • Sandwich Years – you may have the opportunity to apply to complete a sandwich year placement, usually as the third year of a four year degree, and gain highly relevant work experience;
      • Studying Abroad – you may have the opportunity to apply to spend time studying or working abroad, usually as the third year of a four year degree, enabling you to immerse yourself in a different culture;
      • Learning a Language – you may be able to select language modules, delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, as an integral part of your degree (for which you will gain academic credits). Alternatively, it may be possible to participate in Language Steps classes as additional study.

      Please note, the availability of these additional activities cannot be guaranteed for all students. Depending on availability and the number of students wanting to participate, there may be a competitive application process for sandwich year placements or studying abroad opportunities or you may be required to secure a relevant placement yourself.


      Tuition Fees

      If you are a prospective UK student who will be joining this undergraduate degree on a full-time basis in academic year 2022/23, the tuition fee will be £9,250 a year (subject to final Government approval). Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme on a full-time basis in academic year 2022/23 are £15,000 a year.

      If you are a prospective UK student who will be joining this undergraduate degree on a part-time basis in academic year 2022/23, the tuition fee will be £77 per credit (subject to final Government approval). This is equivalent to £1,540 per 20 credit module. 360 credits are required to complete an undergraduate degree.

      EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

      The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

      Financial Support

      Subject to eligibility, UK students joining this undergraduate degree can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students enrolling on the programme may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

      For comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK students joining this programme in academic year 2022/23, together with details of how to apply for potential funding, please view our Money Matters 2022/23 guide for your intended mode of study.

      EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals should ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). Please see www.edgehill.ac.uk/eufinance for further details.

      Financial support information for international students can be found at www.edgehill.ac.uk/international/fees.


      Ten scholarship winners sitting together in a lecture theatre at the Scholarship Awards Evening.Edge Hill University offers a range of scholarships with a competitive application process for prospective full-time undergraduate students.

      These scholarships aren’t linked to academic success and celebrate determination, talent and achievement beyond your coursework, for instance in creativity, enterprise, ICT, performance, sport or volunteering.

      To find out more about scholarships, to assess your eligibility, and to meet some of our dedicated scholarship winners, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/scholarships.


      How to Apply

      If you wish to study full-time, apply online through UCAS at www.ucas.com. Visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/applyucas to find out more about the application process.

      If you wish to study part-time, apply directly to Edge Hill University at www.edgehill.ac.uk/apply-part-time.

      Further information for international students about how to apply is available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/applyinternational.

      Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.

      Visit Us

      If you are considering applying to study at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into student life is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day. You can view dates and book your place at www.edgehill.ac.uk/opendays.

      Alternatively, if you are unable to attend an open day, you can find out more about our full range of events for prospective students, including campus tours and virtual activities, at www.edgehill.ac.uk/visitus.

      Request a Prospectus

      If you would like to explore our full range of degrees before you apply, you can order an undergraduate prospectus at www.edgehill.ac.uk/undergradprospectus.

      Get in Touch

      If you have any questions about this programme or what it’s like to study at Edge Hill University, please contact:

      International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international or email [email protected] with any queries about overseas study.

      Course Changes

      Expand All This page outlines any material changes to course content, programme structure, assessment methods, entry criteria, and modes of study or delivery, implemented in the past two years.

      2nd March 2021 - Update to Example Offers

      Example offers updated to include the Digital Production, Design and Development T Level with an overall grade of Merit.

      Covid-19 - Music Production Essential Information

      Music Production Course Statement

      You can expect to receive six hours of on-site face-to-face delivery per week, with the remainder of each module’s validated hours delivered via online synchronous and online asynchronous learning activities, such as lectures, discussion boards, seminars, tutorials and academic support. Extra-curricular activity, involving visits to external recording studios, visiting musicians and industry speakers, for example, will be subject to Government restrictions and/or social distancing policy.

      Teaching and Learning at Edge Hill University in 2020

      In this video Pro Vice-Chancellor, Lynda Brady, answers your questions and explains how teaching will work when you join us at Edge Hill University in September.

      Campus Facilities at Edge Hill University in 2020

      In this video Pro Vice-Chancellor, Lynda Brady, explains how we’re preparing the campus for your arrival in September and the facilities that will be available.

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