Electronic Music BA (Hons)

Full-time undergraduate (3 years)


September 2018

NB This course is subject to validation


Experiment with computers and electronics to compose, record and perform your own musical projects. Gain the skills and experience needed for a career at the cutting-edge of music production.

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Full description


Our BA (Hons) Electronic Music will prepare you to work in any role involving the recording and production of music or sound.

You could create soundtracks for films, games and other media; become a sonic artist or create sound for gallery exhibitions; work as a producer for recording studios or as a freelancer.

Modules & assessment


Full details of assessment will be available after validation, but will include methods that allow you to show your progress using practices relevant to professional music production.

Where you'll study

Your department and faculty

The School of Performance is a community of over 400 students and staff, working together in a supportive environment to create new and challenging compositions and performances. Our lecturers are research-active practitioners and recognised experts in their field, so our students always have access to the latest theories and practice, as well as invaluable career guidance.

We organise many activities to help our students prepare for the future, like concerts, theatre performances, work placements, study abroad opportunities, talks by acclaimed guest speakers, and research conferences.

We’re part of the Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences, a hub of creative and cultural innovation whose groundbreaking research has real social impact.

Where can I study?

Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

UK & EU students, 2018/19 (per year)


International students, 2017/18 (per year)


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Fee information

For more information about tuition fees, including the UK Government's commitment to EU students, please see our UK/EU funding pages

How do I pay my fees?

Tuition fee loan

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Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.

How to apply for a tuition fee loan

Paying upfront

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If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.

How to pay your fees directly

International students

You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter for undergraduate courses. Details will be in your offer letter.

Paying your fees
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Funding for UK & EU students

We offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.

Grants and scholarships are available for:

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Funding for international students

We've a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.

Entry requirements

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  • 120 UCAS Tariff points from minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including grade B in Music, Music Technology or a related subject.
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above.
  • If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.
  • You may also be accepted to this course with an IELTS 5.5 (Academic level- with no individual score being lower than 5.5) or equivalent English Language qualification as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University, but will then be required to undertake additional compulsory free English language modules in your first year.


Entry will normally also be subject to an interview/audition.


  • UCAS Tariff points acquired from BTEC Level 3 Diplomas in a related subject are accepted.
  • Access to HE Diplomas at overall Pass grade are accepted, related subjects are required.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 26 points is accepted, this must include 5 points from Music at Higher level.
  • UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted, related subjects are required.
  • UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted, related subjects are required.
  • UCAS Tariff points acquired from the International Baccalaureate Certificate are accepted, related subjects are required.
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You will be interviewed for 15-20 minutes by one of our lecturers and will have the opportunity to ask your own questions about the course and university.


You will be required to evidence your music making:

  • If you play live, you should bring your instrument with you to the audition (although pianos, drum kits, amplifiers and large percussion instruments will be provided). 
  • If you produce recorded music you should bring examples of recordings.
  • If you are a singer, please arrange with us to ensure that you have an accompanist. 

Email admissions-alss@anglia.ac.uk with details of the instrument you will be performing on and/or if you require an accompanist. Please remember to include your name, the course you have applied for, the date of your audition and your student ID number in any correspondence.

You should prepare one or two pieces lasting up to 10-15 minutes duration (a piano accompaniment or band will be provided if required). You can choose any material to play and we especially encourage original material. You should also bring with you to the audition samples of any creative work (compositions, recordings, leadsheets) and one sample of your written work (from your A level studies or similar). You are invited to bring any other examples of creative or written work, or provide links to online media.

For more information visit our auditions page or download our Electronic Music audition pack.

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Important additional notes

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email answers@anglia.ac.uk for further information.

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International students

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

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English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.

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Improving your English language skills

If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.

We also provide our own English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) in the UK and overseas. To find out if we are planning to hold an ELPT in your country, contact our country managers.

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