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Philosophy and Music with Year Abroad (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
Typical offer
AAB-ABBView full entry requirements
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

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.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 439.39 KB).

Location and awarding body

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