Undergraduate study at the Department of Music

Music Degree Programmes with Many Variations

The Music department runs four undergraduate degree programmes – Music, Popular Music, Music/Popular Music, and ‘Music and Technology’. In addition to your main focus, you can personalise your programme by combining different musical genres and selecting different modules including: performance, composition, music technology, music history, analysis, music and film, music industry studies and world music.

If you are coming here to master your instrument and prepare for a playing career you will be well-catered for with modules such as performance and composition, each of which is taught by experts in their field.

Equally, if you are a non-player, you can configure your programme to provide the perfect basis for a future career in fields such as music journalism, technology, history, production or academic research.

As part of our application process, applicants are normally required to attend an Applicant Interview and Music Experience Day where you will either have an interview or a short audition with an academic member of staff. This is your chance to demonstrate your passion for the subject and allow us to make a decision on your application.


Our Programmes

Honours Select

Available through Honours Select as a Single Honours subject Available through Honours Select as a Single Honours subject

Available through Honours Select as a Major Available through Honours Select as a Major

Available through Honours Select as a Joint Honours subject Available through Honours Select as a Joint Honours subject

Available through Honours Select as a Minor Available through Honours Select as a Minor

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Performance Scholarships for Music Students

The Department of Music offers undergraduate scholarships for classical performance undergraduate studies. Each year the top four applicants will receive £1000 per year of study to help subsidise living costs. The scholarship extends to four coaching sessions per year with professional musicians from our local partner, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Scholarships are currently available to applicants applying to study either our Music BA Hons (W300) or Music and Popular Music BA Hons (W301) programmes. 
Applicants will be given the opportunity audition for the scholarship as part of their attendance at an Applicant Interview and Music Experience Day which you will be invited to as part of the application process.

Applicants will be given the opportunity to audition for the scholarship at an Applicant Interview and Music Experience Day, which is now a part of our application process.

Applicants who are unable to attend an Applicant Interview and Music Experience Day should email their application along with the following supporting evidence to: Dr Kenneth Smith, Undergraduate Admissions Tutor - kmsmith@liverpool.ac.uk

  • Name, Address and contact details
  • UCAS number
  • Primary instrument and grade level
  • Any secondary instruments and grade levels
  • A short description of your ensemble experience
  • A repertoire list
  • A video recording/clip of a performance you have produced*

* This can be included in the body of your email (maximum 5MB) or a link to a file hosting server.

The deadline for applications is February 1st 2017.

We view every student application individually and try to be as flexible as possible, for example by considering playing experience as a substitute for formal music qualifications on some of our programmes.

Please feel free to contact our admissions team if you would like to discuss your eligibility.