Music with Year Abroad (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
Typical Offer
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4 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

At Southampton, you can study the music you care about, and develop the skills and experience for a successful career. This 4-year BA Music degree provides a broad musical education, across all forms and styles. You can specialise in areas including performance, music history, composition and technology. Your chance to study music abroad will give you international performance experience and build your global network.

Our students sing opera and music theatre, play funk guitar and classical oboe. No matter what your musical background, we'll provide:

  • regular performance and composition workshops, including with guests from the industry
  • performance projects with world-renowned performers and recording artists
  • up to 20 hours of fully funded individual tuition per year
  • ensemble and conducting coaching

This 4-year course lets you study at a partner university abroad for an academic year. This includes cities such as:

  • Paris
  • Madrid
  • Venice
  • Hong Kong
  • Norway

As part of this course, you can:

  • learn different approaches to musical topics, from the middle ages to global hip hop
  • work on projects with other students across classical, pop and jazz
  • study concert hall composition, commercial songwriting or film scores
  • experience advanced studio techniques, jazz theory and orchestration
  • take your music to the local community, with school placements, therapy sessions and workshops

You'll also gain professional career skills. These may include arts administration or managing events.

Our excellent facilities include:

  • dedicated rehearsal spaces
  • electronic studios
  • networked multimedia workstations

Our Turner Sims concert hall supports the most extensive series of professional concerts and workshops of any UK university. You can also perform around the city in a range of different venues.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

What's it like to study Music at Southampton

At Southampton, your music degree is about your music. Of all of the Russell Group universities, Southampton offers the most choice: of style, instrument and specialisation, from medieval to pop and from composition to musicology.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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