BA (Hons) Music Industry Management

Available to non EU students

About the course


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About BA (Hons) Music Industry Management

This Music Industry Management (MIM) degree course investigates all aspects of the contemporary music industry by bringing together the study of music, law and business studies. The course is delivered by our industry renowned team of lecturers all of whom combine successful backgrounds as music business professionals alongside wide ranging academic expertise and experience.

  • The University of Hertfordshire ranked #1 for overall rating for 'Music Industry' courses, which is based on student satisfaction, course & lecturers, accommodation, university facilities and job prospects' (
  • Ranked number 44 for best Music courses (Times Good University Guide 2015)
  • High statistics for employment rate at 88% six months after graduation.
  • We have a strong, ongoing record of student satisfaction over several years since the launch of the national student survey.
  • Optional sandwich year to work in industry with some of the latest names; including Sony, George Ezra and Labrinth.
  • We have some of the best resources in the UK, including the £39 million Forum where our students perform every month and state-of-the art music studios, as well as film and TV facilities.

Music Industry Management Gallery

Why choose this course?

Our students are encouraged to adopt an inquisitive and confident approach to exploring the whole spectrum of current music industry issues and practices. Throughout the MIM programme students will develop an understanding of the structure of the contemporary music industry. Through lectures, seminars, group work and self study they investigate the roles and functions of those working in it, the many different areas, such as record companies, music publishing and the live music sector, that make up the business and look at how the industry is evolving through the introduction of new technologies. We highlight the importance of music too, and alongside their studies of the industry students are immersed in the history of popular music and it’s impact on popular culture and society. We also ensure that they understand the fundamental principles of marketing and that they have a thorough grounding in the law and finance disciplines that are relevant to the modern music industry.

 Our principle aim is to develop the successful music industry managers, entrepreneurs and executives of the future and to equip them with a skillset and knowledge base to succeed .As well as stressing the importance of academic achievement we place great emphasis on developing our students personal confidence and actively encourage them to apply their learnings in practical environments through work experience placements and internships.

Key staff

Andy Saunders
Lecturer and acclaimed corporate PR guru Andy Saunders, has worked with an excellent range of clients including XL Records, Universal Music Publishing, BASCA and Ministry Of Sound.
Find out more about Andy Saunders

Dennis Collopy
Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer: Dennis, a well-known industry veteran has worked with Chrysalis Music, RCA Records, Riva Music, BMG Music Publishing, EG Records, Big Life Music and Menace Music Management.
Find out more about Dennis Collopy

Tim Blinko
Professor of Music
Find out more about Tim Blinko

Professional Accreditations

Member of UK Music Skills Academy.


Marketing, Digital Distribution, Artist Management, A&R, A&R administration, Music Industry Research, Business Affairs, Copyright, TV and film synchronisation, PR, Live Music Production.

Teaching methods

Lectures, guest talks from other music industry professionals, masterclasses, workshops, tutorials, group work, case studies and conferences.

Work Placement

Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment,  Beggars Group, Domino Records, Coda, Peer Music, BASCA, MPA, Kobalt, PRS, Warner Music Group, Island Records, Insanity Group, Cato Music, AudienceNet, The Agency Group,

Study abroad

This course offers you the opportunity to study abroad through the University's study abroad programme.
Study abroad opportunities are available worldwide and in Europe under the Erasmus+ Programme.

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Level 4

Core Modules

  • Marketing for the Music Business - 30 Credits
  • The Live Music Sector - 30 Credits
  • The Business of Music - 30 Credits
  • Music & Entertainment Industry Framework 1 - 30 Credits


Level 5

Core Modules

  • Independent Project - 30 Credits
  • Popular Music: History, Context and Impact - 30 Credits
  • The Digital Environment - 30 Credits
  • Understanding Music Organisations - 30 Credits


Level 6

Core Modules

  • Year Abroad - 0 Credits
  • Sandwich Year (Creative Arts) - 0 Credits
  • Entrepreneurship in the Music Industry - 30 Credits
  • Media Law for the Digital Age 3 - 15 Credits
  • Strategic Music and Entertainment Company Management and Consultancy Project - 45 Credits
  • International Music & Entertainment Management 3 - 30 Credits


Fees & funding

Fees 2018

UK/EU Students

Full time
  • £9250 for the 2018/2019 academic year
Part time
  • £1155 per 15 credits for the 2018/2019 academic year

International Students

Full time
  • £11950 for the 2018/2019 academic year
Part time
  • £1500 per 15 credits for the 2018/2019 academic year

Discounts are available for International students if payment is made in full at registration

*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

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Other financial support

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Living costs / accommodation

The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

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Entry requirements...

  • 112 UCAS points 
  • GCSE Maths and English Language at grade 4 or above (English Language and Mathematics Grade C or above at GCSE if taken prior to 2015)
  • IB - 112 UCAS points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at H4 or above  (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core). 
  • All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.
  • If you do not have the required IELTS or equivalent for direct entry on to your degree programme, our Pre-sessional English and International Foundation courses can help you to achieve this level.
  • For country specific qualifications, please visit our Your Country page.

How to apply


Start DateEnd DateLink
26/09/201826/05/2019Apply online (Full Time)
29/09/201822/05/2019Apply online (Part Time)
29/09/201822/05/2019Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)
28/09/201827/05/2019Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)


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29/09/201922/05/2020Apply online (Part Time)
29/09/201922/05/2020Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)
28/09/201927/05/2020Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)