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Undergraduate Admissions

Welcome to Music!

Music is a hugely diverse field, encompassing practical and academic work, and bearing upon history, culture, science and even people’s sense of who they are. You wouldn’t be reading this if you weren’t fascinated by and passionate about music, but there are many different ways to further your knowledge of it.

One important decision is whether to go to a university or a conservatoire. While both involve practical studies, universities set them in a broader context of academic study, which means that you acquire a large number of transferable skills that prepare you for life after university.

Many music students enter the music profession in one guise or another, as performers, composers, teachers or administrators, but a music degree prepares students for a career in almost anything, with a number each year going on to work in finance, management and law. In short, you can set yourself up for life while doing what you really want to do and doing what you really want to do is the best way to get a good degree!

For information about the course, please see the Course outline. For general application information please see the University Prospectus. You will find details of the music course and entry requirements at Like the rest of the University, we are committed to supporting disabled applicants; the University’s Disability Resource Centre contains more information on the support available.

Study Music at Cambridge