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 unique degree combines musical composition and critical analysis with acoustical engineering. We're one of only a few UK universities to offer this type of course. 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 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
networked multimedia workstations
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.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
Download the programme specification
The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.