Arts - Music

University College Cork


Course Name Arts - Music
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CK104
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters BA (Hons)/BMus
Duration 3 or 4 years

There is an option to add a further year to study abroad or to complete a BMus degree.
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English and another language.

Additional Entry Requirements
Applicants are also required to pass a music entrance exam.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+To compete for a place as a school leaver, an applicant must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as well as any specific programme requirements, and then compete on the basis of the results obtained in their school leaving examinations.


Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

LCVP can be counted for points scoring purposes only and cannot be counted as one of the six subjects to satisfy minimum entry requirements.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI FET (FETAC) Students
Entry to degree programmes at UCC is available on a competitive basis to students who present with a recognised QQI award. For a full list of linked programmes, and the relevant QQI FET requirements, see e...

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Mature Applicants

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UCC reserves places for mature students on almost all undergraduate degree programmes. Mature students do not need Leaving Certificate points to enter UCC. However, some degree programmes have specific educational requirements and i...

Alternative Entry For information on alternative entry go to:
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Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places Approx. Intake 58
Mature Entry Places Approx. Mature Intake 6
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Be sure to complete any action well in advance of closing dates. You should av...

Restricted Entry Yes
Course Content

Students of this degree engage creatively with a huge range of music through scholarship, solo and ensemble performance, composition, music technology and aural and theoretical training. Students take two arts subjects in Year 1 and hav...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1 Modules:
CORE: (all 5 credits) MU1020 Western Music, Culture and Media; MU1021 ITM Studies and Introduction to World Music; MU1022 Gamelan and Solo Recital; MU1023 Ensemble; MU1024 Digital Composition and Music Theory; MU1025 Composition and...

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Careers or Further Progression

Graduates work in a variety of settings, including:

• performers and composers
• music teachers at primary, secondary and tertiary levels
• sound engineering; producing; computer gaming etc
• arts and cultural heritage managem...

Further Enquiries School of Music
T: +353 (0)21 490 4530
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2020 302 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2019 340 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2018 368 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)