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Acoustics with Music (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
3 years
Course Type
Highfield and Boldrewood
UCAS Course code

About this course

We are not accepting applications for this course starting in September 2022.

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. Whether you sing opera, play guitar solos or make electronic dance music, we'll help you develop.

This course is closed for entry in 2022.

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.

Course locations

This course is based at Highfield and Boldrewood.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2021 to 2022. We're working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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