Why study this course?
Our Music Business (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree is a four-year course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It’s the perfect start to your university education if you’re interested in studying music business at undergraduate level but you’re unable to meet the entry requirements or don’t have the traditional qualifications required to start a standard degree.
On graduation you’ll be well-prepared to enter an exciting career in the music and entertainment industry.
We’re ranked third in the country for business and management according to student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2021).
More about this course
The foundation year of this music business course will provide a general introduction to business and is shared with some of our other business-related foundation year courses.
You will then go on to study more specialised aspects of music business in Year 1, 2 and 3. We’re one of the first institutions to provide hands-on experience of music business while also teaching you about digital strategies, business models and digital royalties.
Exploring music management in the digital age, you’ll study the same course content as our students on the traditional three-year Music Business BA (Hons) degree, graduating from the degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional course.
As well as having the opportunity to develop your business and management expertise during your classes, we supplement your learning with access to our very own business incubator, Accelerator. Accelerator provides advice, support, networks, knowledge and resources to help you turn your business idea into reality.
This is the ideal degree to propel you into a career in the music industry, but should you decide during your foundation year that you’d like to specialise in a different area of business, there is also some flexibility to allow you to do this.
Assessments on the course include business reports, essays, individual and group research projects and a final year project.
Where this course can take you
This four-year degree is designed to improve your employment prospects within the music and entertainment industry.
Our graduates have gone on to take up roles as event promoters, record label managers and digital publishers. Some have also gone on to work in indie label associations such as the Association of Independent Music (AIM) and the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN).
However, career opportunities on graduation are broad and could include roles in digital marketing, public relations and distribution as well as positions such as tour manager, artist manager and strategy adviser.
Continuing your studies with us
The Guildhall School of Business and Law also has a range of industry-linked postgraduate courses available on a full-time and part-time basis in business management, tourism and events, marketing and fashion, law and human resources. These courses would be ideal for postgraduate progression:
- Master of Business Administration – MBA – start anytime!
- International Business Management with Project Management – MSc
- International Events, Leisure and Tourism Management – MSc
- Marketing – MA
- Human Resource Management – MA
If you’ve already studied your undergraduate degree with us, as a graduate of London Met, you’ll be entitled to a 20% discount on any further study with us.
Collaborative and international links
You’ll have the opportunity to study abroad for one semester, which will boost your CV and give you a fantastic experience. We have links with a number of universities in Europe, Japan and the USA.
What is a degree with foundation year?
This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It’s the perfect route into university if you don’t meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You’ll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.