Music graduate destinations
On graduating, Bristol Music students are able to demonstrate numerous skills that many employers recognise and need for their organisations. These include powers of memory and physical dexterity, self-discipline and concentration, performing under pressure, creativity, team work, communication, critical reflection, planning and organizing, commercial awareness and good time management. As a result, graduates from this course are attractive to a wide range of employers.
Data obtained from
- Music (BA)
- Music and a modern langauge (BA), including: French, German, Italian
- Graduates from the UK
Responses were received from 57 UK graduates from 2016/17; this is a response rate of 85.1%
|Most important activity||Percentage of graduates|
|Due to start work||0%|
The transferable skills gained during their studies mean that many Music graduates choose to enter careers that do not require a specific degree; around 70% of jobs are open to graduates of any discipline.
|Employment sector||Number of graduates|
|Arts, entertainment and recreation||7|
|Advertising and market research||1|
|Other sectors (8 sectors)||8|
Employers and occupations
Examples of employers
- Royal College of Music
- Royal Opera House
- Brewer Harding and Rowe
- Three Choirs Festival Association
- Alec Reed Academy
Examples of occupations
- Acting Chamber Music Manager
- Cinema Account Officer
- Law Junior
- Marketing Manager
- Teacher (Teach First)
The following subjects for further study are consistently favoured by our Music graduates: Management, Film Composition, Psychology for Musicians, Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Advanced Musical Studies (e.g. Musicology (MA) and Music (MA and MMUs)).
|Qualification type||Number of graduates|
|Postgraduate research degree||0|
|Postgraduate taught degree||10|
|No qualification aim||0|
Explore your career options
You can explore specific sectors and career options on the Prospects website: What can I do with my degree?
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