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Music with Year Abroad (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
Typical offer
ABB-BBBView full entry requirements
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
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 degree provides a broad musical education, across all forms and styles. You can specialise in areas including performance, music history, composition and technology. Your year 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 music 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, music therapy sessions and music workshops

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

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 294.16 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.