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
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, another language and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes.


Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Irish Leaving Certificate School Leavers

If you present the Irish Leaving Certificate you need to present six recognised subjects, selected according to course requirements, you must obtain a minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6...

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+Approximate QQI/FE Student Places 3


We are committed to providing entry to the first year of many of our degree programmes to students who have been awarded recognised QQI (FET/ FETAC) Level 5 and Level 6 qualifications. There are appro...

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Mature Applicants

Expand+Approximate Mature Student Places 4

To be eligible to compete for a place as a mature student, you must be 23 years of age on or before 1 January 2023 and apply via by 1 February. Please check out the CAO website for more informatio...

Alternative Entry For information on alternative entry go to:
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Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
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Number of Places Approximate Available Places 41
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2023 - Restricted Course

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2023 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2023 at 5pm

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Restricted Entry Yes
Course Content

BA/BMus (Honours)

This Arts-Music degree allows you to combine the study of two subjects – Music and an Arts subject of your choice. Studying Music helps you to understand the historical and cultural developm...

Subjects Taught

Expand+In first year, you will study a range of Music modules and two Arts subjects from Groups 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6(a).

In second year, you will study Music as a single subject (50 credits) or a major subject (40 credits) or a joint subject (30 credits) ...

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Careers or Further Progression

Our graduates have a great record for finding employment. Employers recognise Music degrees as being particularly rich in transferable skills, and varied in breadth of learning, a facet reinforced by inclusion of a second su...

Department of Music
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Points History
Year Points
2022 367 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2021 339 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2020 302 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)