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i'd like to study music at uni, but i'm worried i'd be wasting my time and money because there arent many jobs you can get with a music degree
the problem is i dont know any alternative options? i dont know what to do because i really love music and want to learn about it!!
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If you love music I would say you go and do music!
However, my friend was the same as you, and he loves music however he chose to do a more academic course do to feeling that music wouldn't lead him anywhere. My advice was he should've just gone ahead and done music.

I feel with music it's usually connections that help you make it up-there, but maybe a music course could give you a boost into meeting people with similar interests and you could find a university which will give you opportunities to pursue your desired career.
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If you like the sound of studying music further, then do it. I guess the majority of people doing a music degree either end up performing, or teaching in some form. There are always demands for instrument teachers. If you end up getting a lower paid job, then you won't be paying off much of your loan.
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(Original post by chargooch)
i'd like to study music at uni, but i'm worried i'd be wasting my time and money because there arent many jobs you can get with a music degree
the problem is i dont know any alternative options? i dont know what to do because i really love music and want to learn about it!!
Why go University, waste your time and money on a music degree when you can learn music right off the internet, or get books on music from the library and just practice perfecting your music with all the free time you would have by not being stuck in a lecture hall at university.

Why do you have to go so much into debt which would cripple your financial future, when all you need to do is just play music and get experienced at it. Please, do yourself a favour and the tax payers a favour and do not go University for a music degree. Please, just go online, get books, or hang out with musicians and just perfect your music that way.

Good luck.
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(Original post by chargooch)
i'd like to study music at uni, but i'm worried i'd be wasting my time and money because there arent many jobs you can get with a music degree
the problem is i dont know any alternative options? i dont know what to do because i really love music and want to learn about it!!
There are plenty of transferable skills to be had from a music degree, particularly if you do an academic music degree (as opposed to a performance course at a conservatoire). Just because you'd study a degree in music, wouldn't mean you only have to do music-related careers! :nah: As an example, I read music at Oxford and people from my course went onto:

- Academic postgrad music courses
- Performance postgrad music courses
- Classroom teaching
- Freelance peripatetic instrumental teaching
- MD (Musical Director in musicals)
- Arts administration
- GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law), eventually becoming a barrister
- GEM (Graduate Entry Medicine)
- Jobs in the City (e.g. working for firms like PwC in highly-paid positions)

I also know someone a few years below me who trained as a children's nurse following a relevant course after her music degree at Oxford. In terms of non-Oxbridge musos who I know, a former friend who studied music at Manchester is now (I believe) in a managerial position for a leading mental health charity :yes:

There are definitely loads of options out there. At the end of the day, only you can decide if you feel the level of debt is worth it. Though tbh, most people (from any degree!) won't end up paying back their whole student loan :nah:

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Why go University, waste your time and money on a music degree when you can learn music right off the internet, or get books on music from the library and just practice perfecting your music with all the free time you would have by not being stuck in a lecture hall at university.

Why do you have to go so much into debt which would cripple your financial future, when all you need to do is just play music and get experienced at it. Please, do yourself a favour and the tax payers a favour and do not go University for a music degree. Please, just go online, get books, or hang out with musicians and just perfect your music that way.

Good luck.
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