The four stars for value for money was simply due to the extortionate tuition fees across the UK generally, this isn't a fault of the university or course so much. Everything about this course is excellent. The tutors are both vastly experienced so you learn constantly, but they become great business contacts and university 'parents' to you, with many tutors genuinely keeping an eye on everyone and knowing every student individually. My personal tutor is lovely and is very aware of the emotional elements of being at university and the stress that can come out of being an emotional artistic person. The course itself is wide-ranging in it's content preparing us for all of the strands of the industry: studio and workstation production, songwriting and contemporary composition, music for media, touring and performance, music business, academic research, branding etc. The employment rate is higher than the national average and the positions that former graduates have now is breathtaking.