English and Music BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £12,800

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Where you'll study

Hull Campus

About the course

A vibrant combined degree, you’ll gain a sophisticated understanding of the critical debates in English literature, while also developing your professional musician skills. And, with Hull being the UK City of Culture, there could hardly be a better time to study English and Music here. You’ll be at the heart of a huge cultural festival, and there are plenty of exciting opportunities for you to get involved. Hull is home to some of the finest music facilities in the country. You can enjoy 24-hour access to state-of-the-art industry-standard recording studios as well as brand new rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, including the newly refurbished concert auditorium, the Middleton Hall. Your studies will be enhanced by The Philip Larkin Centre, which attracts internationally-renowned visiting authors, as well as new talent.

With Philip Larkin, Winifred Holtby and Andrew Marvell among the notable figures who have left their literary mark on the city, you don’t have to look far for inspiration to fire your imagination. Staff in both English and Music are experts in their field and are actively involved in publishing articles and books in their research area. Their expertise is emphasised through the extensive portfolio of modules available – allowing you to tailor the degree to your interests.

Entry requirements

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

English and Music graduates have an excellent employability record. Our graduates have found employment with a wide range of public and private sector companies and organisations including: East Riding of Yorkshire Council, J Sainsbury, Marks and Spencer, and the Ministry of Justice.

Graduate entry positions include public relations officer, secondary school teacher, retail store manager, employment agency consultant, quality assurance technician, pension adviser, and fundraising and appeals organiser. Music-specific careers of recent graduates include conducting, orchestral playing, orchestral management, working for the BBC, music librarianship, publishing, retail, lecturing classroom and instrumental teaching, music therapy, cathedral music and instrument-making.

As a graduate, you will continue to have access to the University Careers Service which will provide a wealth of advice, information and guidance to help you get ready for the world of work. There’s also the pathway to continue your studies as a postgraduate – so you may be interested in what we offer at MA, MPhil and PhD levels.