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Popular Music and Culture

Leeds Beckett University

12 months
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About

Be part of a lively popular-music research community with this Popular Music and Culture programme from Leeds Beckett University that embraces everything from metal music to film scores and work alongside performers, composers and studio producers.

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Overview

With this Popular Music and Culture programme from Leeds Beckett University  you will join peers with backgrounds in cultural studies, sociology, music and the creative arts to explore today's local live music scene and its connection to the wider industry. From researching gigs and events to composing scores for film and television, you will discover how a variety of communities fuse together to create this vibrant and expanding scene.

Whether developing your songwriting and music editing techniques in our studios or organising events and liaising with artists at Leeds Festival, you will gain the hands-on experience employers are looking for while gathering evidence to carry through into your major research project.

Career

With more festivals and independent production companies than ever before, understanding the links between popular music, culture and the rapidly changing music industry is increasingly important, whether you are a researcher or practitioner. You could use the course to further your research interests by studying for a PhD or take up employment opportunities in sound engineering, performance, teaching, songwriting, production, music for film and television, music journalism, marketing and PR or events organisation.

  • Performer
  • Songwriter
  • Sound Technician
  • Events Organiser

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Popular Music Culture, History & Heritage
  • Popular Music Analysis
  • Music Industries in Context
  • Music Industries in Practice
  • Negotiated Skills Development
  • Research Practice
  • Final Individual Project

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Most courses don't have fixed application deadlines. But, our courses are popular - they can fill up quickly. It's best to apply as early as possible.

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Popular Music Studies, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; you can download our  for completion. All applicants should satisfy our .

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8000 GBP per year during 12 months.

 PT UK: £888 for each 20 credit point module

Part-time rates for international students are not automatically displayed as there are specific visa requirements which generally limit students to study in the UK on a full-time basis. 

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
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