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Key Skills

A Music degree gives you a broad base of skills and, combined with other experiences, prepares you for a career across many sectors.

In 2011 the Confederation for British Industry (CBI) pinpointed seven key skills that define employability. A University of Nottingham study concluded that Music students develop all seven of these skills in the course of their studies and related musical activities; this helps explain why they are so successful in the employment market. The seven skills are:

  • communication
  • self-management
  • teamwork
  • problem-solving
  • application of IT
  • business and customer awareness
  • application of numeracy

Additionally, Music students develop other skills such as:

  • performing under pressure
  • planning
  • technological skills
  • critical reflection
  • powers of memory and concentration
  • physical dexterity

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