UWS Clearing 2022

Commercial Music



BA (Hons)


4 years full-time




September 2022



About the course

The BA (Hons) Commercial Music will assist you in developing the critical skills to secure a role in the ever-evolving commercial music industries.

Whether you’re interested in music promotion, songwriting, teaching, tour management, research, sound engineering or instrumental performance, you’ll be able to customise the programme to suit your career aspirations.

Developed in collaboration with music industry professionals, this degree focuses on contemporary issues in commercial music and the opportunities new media has opened up.

  • Covering a broad range of subjects, this degree will prepares students for progression towards a variety of roles in the commercial music industries.
  • Guest lectures from industry professionals and degree alumni will provide you with first-hand insight into the commercial music industry and great networking opportunities with key contacts.
  • Flexible study options mean you can customise your learning experience to suit your circumstances and career goals.
  • This degree is part of UWS’s Creative Skillset Media Academy, is an Avid Authorised Training Partner and has JAMES accreditation.

Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:


Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

Rest of UK (Eng, Wales & NI) & Republic of Ireland

Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

International (including EU/EEA)

Year 1: Closed

Year 2: Closed

Year 3: Closed

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: BBBC 102 UCAS Tariff points)
  • A levels: BCC (104 UCAS Tariff points)
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H3 H3 H3
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points (3 subjects at HL)
  • Scottish Wider Accesss Programme: Access to Humanities BBB with Higher English or equivalent (e.g Comms4 and Literature 1)
  • BTEC: Communication or Media

All students will be interviewed as part of the application process.

  • Scottish Advanced Highers: BBC (136 UCAS Tariff points) including English
  • A levels: BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points) including English
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 28 points
  • SQA HNC /BTEC Level 4 HNC: Music or Music Performance or Music Technology or Music Production or Music Business or Sound Production

All students will be interviewed as part of the application process.

  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Music or Performance or Music Technology or Music Business

All students will be interviewed as part of the application process.

Further Information

Clearing Guide

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Fees & Funding

Your tuition fee status is determined by your nationality and the country where you are ordinarily resident. Find out all about undergraduate fees and funding for Scottish, UK, EU and International students – including information on tuition fees, student loans, and alternative sources of funding.

Contact us

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T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)
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