Music Business (including foundation year) - BA (Hons)

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.

Course details

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.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

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.


Entry requirements

at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)

English Language GCSE at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)

What the students say

The highlight of my time at London Met so far has been using the resources made available by the University, especially the careers department, along with the skills obtained on my degree to successfully secure an intern position in my first year.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

  • Development for Success in Business (core, 30 credits)
  • Orientation for Success in Higher Education (core, 30 credits)
  • The Context of Business (core, 30 credits)
  • Using and Managing Data and Information (core, 30 credits)
  • Business Law and Ethics (core, 15 credits)
  • Event Planning and Management (core, 15 credits)
  • Learning Through Organisations (Professional Practice 1) in Events and Music Business (core, 15 credits)
  • Managing People in Organisations (core, 15 credits)
  • Media Culture and Society (core, 15 credits)
  • Music Publishing (core, 15 credits)
  • Principles of Marketing (core, 15 credits)
  • Understanding the Business and Economic Environment: The Business of Music (core, 15 credits)
  • Artist Management (core, 15 credits)
  • Digital Marketing (core, 15 credits)
  • Live Events Practice (core, 15 credits)
  • Music Industry Contracts and Negotiation (core, 15 credits)
  • The Practice of Consultancy (core, 15 credits)
  • Creating a Winning Business 1 (alternative core, 15 credits)
  • Learning through Work (alternative core, 15 credits)
  • Developing Inclusive Organisations (option, 15 credits)
  • Field Trip (option, 15 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Project Management (option, 15 credits)
  • Professional Experience Year Placement (option, 30 credits)
  • Sustainability, Business and Responsibility (option, 15 credits)
  • The Event Experience (option, 15 credits)
  • Artist and Repertoire (core, 15 credits)
  • Consultancy Project (core, 30 credits)
  • Creative Media Practice and Music Business Models (core, 15 credits)
  • Financial Decision Making for Managers (core, 15 credits)
  • Leading Innovation (core, 15 credits)
  • Music Media Marketing Lab (core, 15 credits)
  • Creative Artists Rights and Legal Disputes (Option) (option, 15 credits)
  • Event Sponsorship and Fundraising (option, 15 credits)
  • Service Excellence for Creative industries (option, 15 credits)
  • Social Marketing (option, 15 credits)