Music Business & Management*

BSc (Hons) - UCA Epsom - 2020

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If you have a passion for working in the music industry, then our BSc (Hons) Music Business and Management course is for you. As well as providing you with an overview of the industry, it will give you the chance to explore your own areas of interest and allow you to develop the skills you need to thrive in this fast-moving, and increasingly global, sector.

Whether you picture yourself working in record company management, music marketing, in A&R, artist management or live music events & promotion, this course will give you everything you need to achieve your goals. 

With an impressive network of industry connections, the BSc (Hons) Music Business and Management course at UCA Epsom will afford you the opportunity to build a professional network in one of the most competitive, creative professions. London is the centre of the music industry in the UK, Europe and, arguably, the world and you will leave the course with the knowledge, skills and the contacts to operate in the music industry either in the UK or abroad. 

BSc (Hons) Music Business and Management is part of the Business School and, alongside the core music content, you will benefit from engagement with the wider Business School curriculum which covers merchandising, e-commerce, social media marketing, branding, advertising, fashion, entrepreneurship and innovation.

*This course is subject to validation.

Length of study:

Three years full-time


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Course details

  • Year 1

    In the first year, you will look at how the principles of marketing and promotion have been developed to take advantage of online media and technology. You will learn about the different theories which drive marketing and promotion in an ever-evolving industry. You will examine the history of music and how it has shaped culture and society.

    This is very much a ‘live’ course and you will be working directly with bands and breaking artists on their marketing, brand and promotion, as well as managers, record labels and other industry partners. That includes creating your own music podcast and promotional video and practising the skills involved in audio and visual content, which are increasingly used to market and promote acts. You will also get to know how to use data as a tool for creative artist development.

    You will have access to audio recorders, video and still cameras and photographic studios as well as laser cutting and 3D printing. Our Virtual Reality headsets and software mean you can experiment with ground-breaking VR/AR technology. All this will ensure you can explore the development of music product for marketing, ecommerce and unique fan experiences.

  • Year 2

    In your second year, you’ll gain deeper understanding of branding within music, as well as the role of marketing and Public Relations. You will learn about the live music industry and how it fits in with the recorded music sector and you will be organising your own gigs or music events. As part of the Professional Practice unit you will spend two months at a work placement/internship with a music company.

    You will gain a deeper understanding of the current working structures and operations of global music markets, explore how music industry practitioners and executives interact with artists and gain an understanding of how music companies are managed. 


  • Year 3

    In your final year, you will combine all these skills, knowledge and experience into your Final Major Project, where you’ll demonstrate your understanding of the music market and how your ideas can be successful in the exciting, ever-changing world of today’s global music industry. 

  • Fees and additional course costs

    Tuition fees
    The course fees per year for 2020 entry are:

    • UK and EU students - £9,250 
    • International students - £16,250 (standard fee)
    • International students - £15,600 (full early payment fee)

    Additional course costs
    In addition to the tuition fees please see the additional course costs, these are still to be finalised for 2020 entry and will be published here as soon as they are available.

    Further information
    Find out more about our course fees and any financial support you may be entitled to:

    These fees are correct for the stated academic year only. Costs may increase each year during a student’s period of continued registration on course in line with inflation (subject to any maximum regulated tuition fee limit). Any adjustment for continuing students will be at or below the RPI-X forecast rate.

Business School

The first of its kind in the UK, our new Business School for the Creative Industries builds on our long tradition of collaborating with employers to cultivate leadership, entrepreneurial and problem-solving skills.


Dedicated studio space for tutorials, workshops, group and independent working with course recording area with booth for radio and podcast podcast production. Campus digital media suites with Macs and PCs programmed with the latest design software and fully-equipped photographic studios with lighting rigs, green screen lighting and set up.

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If you are applying for more than one course in the UK please apply via UCAS, to apply direct to UCA please use the links below:

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Due to visa requirements, this course is not available to students that require a Tier 4 (General) visa

If you have another category of visa please contact us: to find out if you are eligible to study.

If you're interested in joining Year 3 of this course, please contact our Admissions Team on +44 (0) 1252 892 960 or

When to apply:

The UCAS application deadline is 15 January. If you are applying directly to us, you can apply throughout the year but we recommend you apply as early as possible so you have time to arrange accommodation and visas.

For more information visit our how to apply pages

Entry requirements

UK entry requirements

The standard entry requirements* for this course are:

One of the following:

  • 112 new UCAS tariff points, see accepted qualifications
  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Level 3 or 4)
  • Distinction, Merit, Merit at BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Merit at UAL Extended Diploma
  • 112 new UCAS tariff points from an accredited Access to Higher Education Diploma in appropriate subject
  • 27-30 total points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma with at least 15 IB points at Higher level, see more information about IB entry requirements.

And four GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9 including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2).

Other relevant and equivalent Level 3 UK and international qualifications are considered on an individual basis, and we encourage students from diverse educational backgrounds to apply.

*We occasionally make offers which are lower than the standard entry criteria, to students who have faced difficulties that have affected their performance and who were expected to achieve higher results.

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English language requirements

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You may be able to enter the course through the UCA International College

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Your portfolio

For this course we’ll ask you to attend an Applicant Day. You do not have to bring a portfolio, but come prepared to talk about your musical interests and any work or projects you’ve done in relation to music business and management. You might have taken photographs, put on a live band performance, or worked on a college radio show. Anything you’re proud of, we’d like to hear about.

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