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Acoustics with Music (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
3 years
Course type
Highfield, Boldrewood
UCAS course code

About this course

Learn to hear music in a new way, and discover how sound and vibration can affect us and the world around. This Acoustics with Music degree combines musical composition and critical analysis with acoustical engineering. This is one of the few sound engineer courses offered at a UK university. Whether you sing opera, play guitar solos or make electronic dance music, we'll help you develop.

This degree provides a broad-based education in sound and technology as well as musical engineering, theory and performance. The modular nature of the course means you'll choose how you balance Acoustical Engineering and Music modules.

You'll use our extensive Music facilities, including:

  • dedicated rehearsal rooms

  • ensemble practice spaces

  • electronic studios

  • networked multimedia workstations

You'll study Acoustics at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, a leading centre for Acoustical Engineering. You'll use our world-class acoustic and engineering facilities, which include:

  • anechoic and reverberation chambers

  • an aeroacoustic wind tunnel

  • a virtual acoustics laboratory

  • a professional manufacturing centre

Each year you can take tuition to improve your performance as a soloist or accompanist, and enhance your public performing experience.

At our Turner Sims concert hall, you can watch professional musicians perform. We support the most extensive series of professional concerts and workshops of any UK university.

You can also take a Year in Employment to enhance your employability and give you vital experience.

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Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.