Senior Lecturer in Popular Music
Faculty of Arts, Science and TechnologyDiscover
Full Time: 1 year
Part Time: 2 years
Fees UK 24/25:
Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,540 (per 20 credits)
Fees International 24/25:
Full Time: £16,500
For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:
This course is subject to validation for 2022 entry
Our Popular Music top-up BA allows you to choose your own focus within popular music. Blend a mix of practical music-making, with more traditional academic studies, or learn something new.
Choose to produce your own EP, perform at gigs, analyse and critically reflect on your own practice, record other artists, write a dissertation, compose/produce music for media, understand music philosophy, and delve into music education.
With strong ties to both the local music scene and industry, as well as nationally, we offer you the chance to network with industry insiders and develop your own network of fledgling professionals.
This course is Industry Accredited by JAMES representing APRS, MPG and associate industry bodies. Accreditation of a course by relevant industry bodies provides assurance to students and employers of its potential and value.
The Popular Music top-up course at the University of Northampton is the final year of the undergraduate degree. Having already developed the skills and qualifications for years 1 and 2, in year 3 with us you’ll be able to focus from within a range of options including some of the following: Professional Project or do a Popular Music Dissertation, Performance 3, Music and Sound Design for Media, Advanced Recording and Production, Music Education, Pop and the State, and The Philosophy of Music.
This top-up third year will allow you to hone your already considerable skills in music performance, music technology as well as academic knowledge and communication. Given the different options available you could choose to focus on the academic aspect of your profile or go for a more practical musician industry approach.
Our modules are informed by staff actively researching, composing, performing and publishing in their specialist areas within the music industry. The skills, knowledge and experience you acquire with us will help you develop the necessary analytical and creative skills, to aid you when evaluating and implementing real-life practice.
Please note the modules shown here relate to the academic year 23/24. The modules relating to the academic year 24/25 will be available from June 2024.
Standard entry requirements apply. Applicants are expected to have studied Popular Music or a related subject at Foundation Degree/HND or equivalent.
We welcome international applications and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.
For more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.
If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.
All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:
For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 24/25 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 23/24 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
For more information about possible funding options, please visit our Fees and Funding pages.
Your teaching will take place at Waterside Campus, specifically the newly renovated Development Hub.
Specialist facilities include:
Special course features include: