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Philosophy and Music with Year Abroad (BA)

Award
Bachelor of Arts
Typical Offer
AAB-ABB View full entry requirements
Duration
4 years
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Avenue
UCAS Course code
VW54

About this course

On this joint BA Philosophy and Music degree you’ll study some of the biggest questions in philosophy and 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. You'll also get to spend a placement year abroad.

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.

Course location

This course is based at Avenue.

Awarding body

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.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.