About this course
On this joint honours course you’ll study some of the biggest questions in philosophy. You'll also develop skills in musical performance, composition and analysis. You’ll have the freedom to work on your own interests through optional modules covering varied topics. These include existentialism, studio techniques and nineteenth century Italian opera.
In your degree you can:
develop an understanding of philosophical questions such as ethics, reason and responsibility
study a range of music from European music in the Renaissance and Baroque periods through the music of the twentieth century and global hip hop
understand the principles of Western tonal music, including harmony and counterpoint
You can also improve your musical skills and performance through:
individual tuition on instruments or voice
workshops with professional performers
submitting original compositions
developing and running music workshops
managing the administration of public music events
At Southampton you’ll learn in small groups in a relaxed and friendly environment. Visiting performers and academic staff research feeds into the course content. You can take modules from other disciplines, too. These include anthropology, psychology, studying a language, or choosing from a range of cross-disciplinary modules. You’ll also get the chance to study abroad at one of our partner institutions.
This course is based at Avenue, Southampton.
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.