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QW34 BA English and Music (with Year Abroad) (4 years)

‘You read widely, have a creative flair, and are ready to engage with new ideas. English and Music at Southampton offers you the opportunity to think about literature and music in unique and compelling ways’.

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Introducing your degree

Earn a degree in English and Music while having the opportunity to learn a new language and study abroad. Study is split between both English and Music subjects, with a third year spent studying abroad. Ideal for those with a creative disposition, modules on this four year course include: Poetic Language, Transformations in Twentieth-Century Music, Dangerous Readings, Song writing and The American Musical.

  • An innovative interdisciplinary programme that explores the resonances between performance and writing practices in literary and musical contexts
  • Taught by world-class researchers who will enable you to explore the relationship between the two disciplines through the study of such aspects as the lyric, opera, musical and film
  • Cultural and historical literary contexts and musical topics including song writing, travel writing, piracy, jazz, law, rock music, sexuality, Haydn and money
  • A range of learning experiences, including one-to-one tutorials, conducting, performance tuition, creative writing workshops, school placements, drama workshops, as well as lectures and seminars
  • The purpose-built Turner Sims concert hall supports the most extensive series of professional concerts and workshops of any UK university
  • Opportunities for language learning and study abroad


Visit the English and Music websites to learn more about the departments.

View the programme specification for this course for 2018/19 entrants

View the programme specification for this course for 2019/20 entrants

Programme Structure

  • In your first year, you will take a balance of English and Music modules. Studying English you will explore the form and material context of different literary narratives, and debates in critical theory. In your Music modules you will consider different contexts for musical performance, and analyse your own performances to devise strategies for improving your work.
  • In your second year you will choose from a wide range of English literary and musical topics from the medieval period to global hip hop.
  • In your final year you will consolidate your knowledge and skills as a musician and independent researcher in literary studies by completing a dissertation on a topic of your choice in either of your main subjects.

    In all three years you have the option to take 25% of your programme in another subject.

    For further details, see the full course map under ‘Modules’.

 

Key Facts

  • Purpose-built concert hall (Turner Sims) supporting the most extensive series of professional concerts and workshops of any UK university
  • Exceptionally diverse range of texts, topics, and approaches, including international writing, film studies, and creative writing
  • Many large-scale Students’ Union performing groups (orchestras, bands, choirs and theatre groups), in addition to music ensembles

Typical entry requirements

For 2020 entry

View 2019 entry requirements

QualificationGrade
GCSE Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)
GCE A-Level AAB including Grades AB in English Literature (or a related subject*) and Music and Grade 8 Music Practical or demonstrated equivalent standard**
GCE A-Level with Extended Project Qualificiation (EPQ)

If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A level offer:

ABB including Grades AB in English Literature (or a related subject*) and Music, and grade A in the EPQ, and Grade 8 Music Practical or demonstrated equivalent standard**

GCE A-Level with Contextual offer

We are committed to ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience.

Students who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme, as follows:

ABB including Grades AB in English Literature (or a related subject*) and Music, and Grade 8 Music Practical or demonstrated equivalent standard**

Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.
*English Literature related subject includes History, English Language and Literature, English Language or Drama and Theatre Studies.
**Equivalence to grade 8 is ascertained via audition. This can be done in person or by sending a video. We welcome students onto our programmes who are not at this level if their interests focus on other areas, such as composition, music technology and/or music history and ethnomusicology.
We do not accept Music Technology in lieu of a Music Level 3 qualification (A level, BTEC etc). We can accept a pass in Grade 6 Music Theory where Music is not studied as a Level 3 qualification.
We recognise Music practical and theory exams from ABRSM, Trinity, Rockschool and LCM.

Welsh Baccalaureate offer

AAB from 3 A levels including Grades AB in English Literature (or a related subject*) and Music and Grade 8 Music Practical or demonstrated equivalent standard**
or
AA from 2 A levels including English Literature (or a related subject*) and Music and B from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate and Grade 8 Music Practical or demonstrated equivalent standard**

Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. *English Literature related subject includes History, English Language and Literature, English Language or Drama and Theatre Studies. **Equivalence to grade 8 is ascertained via audition. This can be done in person or by sending a video. We welcome students onto our programmes who are not at this level if their interests focus on other areas, such as composition, music technology and/or music history and ethnomusicology.
We do not accept Music Technology in lieu of Music Level 3 qualification (A level, BTEC etc). We can accept a pass in Grade 6 Music Theory where Music is not studied as a Level 3 qualification.
We recognise Music practical and theory exams from ABRSM, Trinity, Rockschool and LCM.

International Baccalaureate Diploma
offer

Pass, with 34 points overall with 17 points at Higher Level, including 6 and 5 at Higher Level in English Literature (or a related subject*) and Music and Grade 8 Music Practical or demonstrated equivalent standard**

*English Literature related subject includes History, English Language and Literature, English Language or Drama and Theatre Studies.
**Equivalence to grade 8 is ascertained via audition. This can be done in person or by sending a video. We welcome students onto our programmes who are not at this level if their interests focus on other areas, such as composition, music technology and/or music history and ethnomusicology.
We do not accept Music Technology in lieu of Music Level 3 qualification (A level, BTEC etc). We can accept a pass in Grade 6 Music Theory where Music is not studied as a Level 3 qualification.
We recognise Music practical and theory exams from ABRSM, Trinity, Rockschool and LCM.
Applications where Higher Level subjects have been studied without the full Diploma, will also be considered on a case by case basis.

International Baccalaureate Career Programme (IBCP)
offer

Offers will be made on the individual Diploma Course subject(s) and the career-related study qualification. The CP core will not form part of the offer. Where there is a subject pre-requisite(s), applicants will be required to study the subject(s) at Higher Level in the Diploma course subject and/or take a specified unit in the career-related study qualification. Applicants may also be asked to achieve a specific grade in those elements.

Please see the University of Southampton International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

Access to HE Diploma offer

60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, of which 39 must be at Distinction and 6 credits at Merit, to include 6 Distinctions in English Literature (or a related subject*) and Pass in Grade 6 Music Theory, and Grade 8 Music Practical or demonstrated equivalent standard**

*English Literature related subject includes History, English Language and Literature, English Language or Drama and Theatre Studies.
**Equivalence to grade 8 is ascertained via audition. This can be done in person or by sending a video. We welcome students onto our programmes who are not at this level if their interests focus on other areas, such as composition, music technology and/or music history and ethnomusicology.
We do not accept Music Technology in lieu of Music Level 3 qualification (A level, BTEC etc). We can accept a pass in Grade 6 Music Theory where Music is not studied as a Level 3 qualification.
We recognise Music practical and theory exams from ABRSM, Trinity, Rockschool and LCM.

Irish Leaving Certificate offer (first awarded 2017)

H1 H2 H2 H2 H2 H2 including English Literature (or a related subject*) and Music and Grade 8 Music Practical or demonstrated equivalent standard**

Irish Leaving Certificate offer (last awarded 2016)

A2 A2 A2 B1 B1 B1 including English Literature (or a related subject*) and Music at A2 and B1, and Grade 8 Music Practical or demonstrated equivalent standard**

*English Literature related subject includes History, English Language and Literature, English Language or Drama and Theatre Studies.
**Equivalence to grade 8 is ascertained via audition. This can be done in person or by sending a video. We welcome students onto our programmes who are not at this level if their interests focus on other areas, such as composition, music technology and/or music history and ethnomusicology.
We do not accept Music Technology in lieu of Music Level 3 qualification (A level, BTEC etc). We can accept a pass in Grade 6 Music Theory where Music is not studied as a Level 3 qualification.
We recognise Music practical and theory exams from ABRSM, Trinity, Rockschool and LCM.

Scottish Qualification offers

Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

Cambridge Pre-U offer

D3 D3 M2 in three principal subjects including English Literature (or a related subject*) and Music and Grade 8 Music Practical or demonstrated equivalent standard**

*English Literature related subject includes History, English Language and Literature, English Language or Drama and Theatre Studies.
**Equivalence to grade 8 is ascertained via audition. This can be done in person or by sending a video. We welcome students onto our programmes who are not at this level if their interests focus on other areas, such as composition, music technology and/or music history and ethnomusicology.
We do not accept Music Technology in lieu of Music Level 3 qualification (A level, BTEC etc). We can accept a pass in Grade 6 Music Theory where Music is not studied as a Level 3 qualification.
We recognise Music practical and theory exams from ABRSM, Trinity, Rockschool and LCM.

Level 3 BTEC (QCF) offer (unreformed)

"Distinction, Distinction in the BTEC Extended Diploma in Music plus A in A level English Literature (or a related subject*) and Grade 8 Music Practical or demonstrated equivalent standard**
OR
Distinction in the BTEC Extended Diploma plus A in A level English Literature (or a related subject*) and A in A level Music and Grade 8 Music Practical or demonstrated equivalent standard**

Distinction, Distinction in the BTEC Diploma in Music plus A in A level English Literature (or a related subject*) and Grade 8 Music Practical or demonstrated equivalent standard**
OR
Distinction in the BTEC Diploma plus A in A level English Literature (or a related subject*) and A in A level Music and Grade 8 Music Practical or demonstrated equivalent standard**

Distinction in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Music plus A in A level English Literature (or a related subject*) and A in one further A level and Grade 8 Music Practical or demonstrated equivalent standard**
OR
Distinction in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus A in A level English Literature (or a related subject*) and A in A level Music and Grade 8 Music Practical or demonstrated equivalent standard**"

Level 3 BTEC (RQF) offer (reformed)

Distinction, Distinction in the BTEC National Extended Diploma in Music plus A in A level English Literature (or a related subject*) and Grade 8 Music Practical or demonstrated equivalent standard**
OR
Distinction in the BTEC National Extended Diploma plus A in A level English Literature (or a related subject*) and A in A level Music and Grade 8 Music Practical or demonstrated equivalent standard**

Distinction, Distinction in the BTEC National Diploma in Music plus A in A level English Literature (or a related subject*) and Grade 8 Music Practical or demonstrated equivalent standard**
OR
Distinction in the BTEC National Diploma plus A in A level English Literature (or a related subject*) and A in A level Music and Grade 8 Music Practical or demonstrated equivalent standard**

Distinction in the BTEC National Extended Certificate in Music plus A in A level English Literature (or a related subject*) and A in one further A level and Grade 8 Music Practical or demonstrated equivalent standard**
OR
Distinction in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus A in A level English Literature (or a related subject*) and A in A level Music and Grade 8 Music Practical or demonstrated equivalent standard**

*English Literature related subject includes History, English Language and Literature, English Language or Drama and Theatre Studies.
**Equivalence to grade 8 is ascertained via audition. This can be done in person or by sending a video. We welcome students onto our programmes who are not at this level if their interests focus on other areas, such as composition, music technology and/or music history and ethnomusicology.
We do not accept Music Technology in lieu of Music Level 3 qualification (A level, BTEC etc). We can accept a pass in Grade 6 Music Theory where Music is not studied as a Level 3 qualification.
We recognise Music practical and theory exams from ABRSM, Trinity, Rockschool and LCM.

European Baccalaureate offer 80% overall including grade 8.5 and 8 in English Literature (or a related subject*) and Music and Grade 8 Music Practical or demonstrated equivalent standard**
International qualifications

Find a list of accepted international qualifications listed by country

This is a list of the international qualifications that are recognised by the University of Southampton. If you are not sure that your qualifications meet the requirements of this course please contact our Admissions Teams.

English language requirements

All applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. Applicants requiring a visa to study in the UK who do not offer GCSE English language (or GCSE English) at the required level will need to meet the following English language proficiency requirement. Find out more about the University’s English Language requirements.

Band C IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components

For 2019 entry

QualificationGrade
 GCE A-level

AAB including Grades AB in English Literature (or a related subject*) and Music; and Grade 8 or demonstrated equivalent standard**

Applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) will also be made an alternative offer one grade below the standard offer, conditional on an A grade in the EPQ.

We accept all A levels except General Studies.

International Baccalaureate requirements

34 points, 17 at higher level, including 6 in higher level English Literature (or a related subject*) and Music; and Grade 8 or demonstrated equivalent standard**

 

 

*A related subject includes History, English Language and Literature, English Language, or Drama and Theatre Studies. We may interview students without a Literature component in their A levels, due to the literary emphasis of our degree programmes.

**Equivalence to Grade 8 is ascertained by the relevant Head of Study (Strings/Woodwind/Brass/Piano and Percussion/Early Music/Jazz and Pop/Vocal Studies) auditioning the student. This can be done in person or by sending a video web link (e.g. Youtube).

 

International applications

We welcome applications from international students. Helpful information on applying, meeting a University representative in your country, or improving your English language levels can be found on the International Office website. If English is not your first language you will be required to pass an approved English test. We normally ask for an overall IELTS score of 7.0 with not less than 7.0 in Reading and Writing, 6.5 in Listening and Speaking.

Alternative qualifications

We welcome applications from candidates offering qualifications other than A and AS levels (including BTEC, European Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificate and Scottish Highers). You will be expected to attain an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University to an A level applicant. Contact us for further information on equivalencies for these qualifications and others not listed here.

Contextual Offers

 

The University of Southampton is committed to widening participation and ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data supports our admissions teams to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Students who flagged in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme.

A typical contextual offer is ABB from three A levels including Grades AB in English Literature (or a related subject*) and Music; and Grade 8 or demonstrated equivalent standard**, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Please see our contextual admission pages for more information.

 

Selection process:
Intake:
200
Average applications per place:
8

Selection is normally based on actual or predicted grades plus the reference and personal statement on your UCAS application. Exceptionally we may ask you to come for an interview before making an offer.

This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.

Typical course content

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Year 1

The following is an indicative list of available optional modules, which are subject to change each academic year. Please note in some instances modules have limited spaces available.

Semester One
Optional

1st Year Options Select 120 credits from the following groups, 60 in each semester. You must take at least 45 credits in English and 45 credits in Music over the year. You can replace one 15 credit English module in semester 1 and one 15 credit Music module in semester 2 with either a language module or a module from another discipline. You are advised to contact Stephen Morton (S.C.Morton@soton.ac.uk), the Director of Programmes in English, if you wish to take an option from another Faculty.

Select 15-30 credits

ENGL1004Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL1085Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL1086Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL1089Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Select 30 credits

MUSI1007Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI1014Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI1016Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI1018Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
MUSI1020Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI1022Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Semester Two
Optional

Select 30 credits

MUSI1016Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI1018Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
MUSI1022Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Select 15-30 credits If you selected Performance tuition from Rule 1 Group 2, please select 15 credits from this group

MUSI1017Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI1019Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI1021Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Select 15-30 credits

ENGL1080Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL1087Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL1090Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL1091Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Year 2

The following is an indicative list of available optional modules, which are subject to change each academic year. Please note in some instances modules have limited spaces available.

MUSIC: Students normally choose ANY four Music modules

ENGLISH: Students normally choose three (one double and two single) English modules.  However, you may if you wish, replace one optional, 15 credit, single module in each semester with an alternative subject.  One of these will replace the equivalent credits in English, and the other the equivalent credits in Music.

Semester One

Compulsory:
Any two, three or four Music modules (subject to pre-requisites and quotas)

Optional

2nd Year Options Select a total of 120 credits from the following groups Joint Honours English and Music Students are required to take one 30 credit ENGL module in one semester and two 15 credit modules in the other semester. Note that you are encouraged to take at least 15 from each of the three period bands across the second and third years (A,B and C). If the module you select is listed as full please select an alternative module. The system will keep a record of when you made your first selection, and generate a waiting list from the record. Please use the comments box to indicate which module you would prefer to drop to make way for your preferred choice.

Semester 1 ENGL Double Modules Group 1 Select up to 30 credits If you wish to take 2 single English Modules in Semester 1, select 2 modules from Group 2 below

ENGL2080Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL2106Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL2107Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30

Semester 1 ENGL Single Modules Group 2 If you wish to take two 15 credit English modules in Semester 1, select two modules from Group 2 below.

ENGL2012Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2027Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2087Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2096Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2097Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2101Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM2006Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM2028Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
GERM2006Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HUMA2008Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL1019Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL2001Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Music Modules Group 5 Select 60 credits from semester one and two. When selecting modules from this group please make sure that you will be taking an even number of Music credits in each semester.

HUMA2013Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HUMA2019Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI2009Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI2011Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI2020Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI2024Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI2116Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI2127Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI2132Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI2141Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI2145Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI2146Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Semester Two
Compulsory
Optional

Semester 2 ENGL Single Modules Group 3 If you chose one 30 credit English module in Semester 1, you should choose two 15 credit modules from the list below.

ENGL2075Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL2104Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL2105Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30

Semester 2 ENGL Double Modules Group 4 Select up to 30 credits If you chose two 15 credit English modules in Semester 1, you should choose one 30 credit module from the list below.

ENGL2011Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2052Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2078Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2091Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2092Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2094Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2099Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2103Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM1020Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM2019Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Music Modules Group 5 Select 60 credits from semester one and two. When selecting modules from this group please make sure that you will be taking an even number of Music credits in each semester.

HUMA2019Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HUMA2020Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI2009Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI2011Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI2093Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI2123Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI2141Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI2142Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI2147Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Year 3

Your third year will be spent at one our partner institutions.

More details can be found on the Exchange partners page.

Semester Two
Core [?]
A core module is a module which must be taken and passed.

Year 4

The following is an indicative list of available optional modules, which are subject to change each academic year. Please note in some instances modules have limited spaces available.

ENGLISH: If you wish to do an English dissertation (ENGL3016) in semester two, you should also choose EITHER two single English modules OR one double English module to take in semester one. If you do not wish to take an English dissertation, you should choose one double English module in semester one and two single English modules in semester two.

You may, if you wish, replace one optional, 15 credit, single module in each semester with an alternative subject. One of these will replace the equivalent credits in English, the other the equivalent credits in Music.

Semester One
Compulsory
Optional

3rd Year Options Select a total of 120 credits from the following groups. Joint Honours English and Music students should take one 30 credit English module in one semester and two 15 credit English modules in the other semester. Note that you are encouraged to take at least 15 ENGL credits from each of the three period bands across the second and third years (A,B and C). If the module you select is listed as full, you can log into the system again and select an alternative module. The system will keep a record of when you made your first selection, and generate a waiting list from the record. Please use the comments box to indicate which module you would prefer to drop to make way for your preferred choice.

Dissertation/Project Modules If you wish to take an English dissertation (ENGL3016) in semester 2, you should select two 15 credit English modules and 30 Music credits in Semester 1 and 30 Music credits in Semester 2. If you wish to take MUSI3003, MUSI3017 or MUSI 3021 you should select a 30 credit English module in one semester, two 15 credit English modules in the other semester and a 15 credit Music module in each semester.

MUSI3003Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
MUSI3017Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
MUSI3021Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30

Semester 1 ENGL Double Modules Group 2 Select up to 30 credits If you are not taking an English Dissertation and wish to take a Double English Module in Semester 1, select 1 module from Group 2 below.

ENGL3004Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL3041Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL3056Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL3098Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30

Semester 1 ENGL Single Modules Group 3 If you wish to take two 15 credit English modules in Semester 1, select two modules from Group 3 below

ENGL3015Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3058Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3089Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3099Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3100Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
GERM3016Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Music Modules If you are taking the English Dissertation module you should select 60 credits from semester one and two. If you are taking a Music Dissertation module you should select 30 credits from this group. When selecting modules from this group make sure that you will be taking an even number of music credits (compulsory and optional) in each semester If you have already chosen MUSI 3003, MUSI 3017 or MUSI 3021 in the dissertation group above should NOT choose the same unit again in this group. In order to take MUSI3011 or MUSI3012 you must be a member of an assessed ensemble approved by your Head of Studies. You may not take MUSI3011 if you took MUSI2011 in year 2. Please note some music modules require pre-requisite marks from modules taken in previous years or have a limited number of places, if you are unsure as to which Music modules you can take please contact your student office.

MUSI3003Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
MUSI3010Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI3011Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI3012Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI3017Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
MUSI3019Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI3021Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
MUSI3132Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI3138Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI3148Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI3149Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Semester Two
Optional

Dissertation/Project Modules If you wish to take an English dissertation (ENGL3016) in semester 2, you should select two 15 credit English modules and 30 Music credits in Semester 1 and 30 Music credits in Semester 2. If you wish to take MUSI3003, MUSI3017 or MUSI 3021 you should select a 30 credit English module in one semester, two 15 credit English modules in the other semester and a 15 credit Music module in each semester.

ENGL3016Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
MUSI3003Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
MUSI3017Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
MUSI3021Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30

Semester 2 ENGL Double Modules Group 4 Select up to 30 credits If you chose two 15 credit English modules in Semester 1 and you are not taking ENGL3016, you should select one 30 credit English module from the list below.

ENGL3007Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL3083Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL3096Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HUMA3011Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30

Semester 2 ENGL Single Modules Group 5 Select up to 30 credits If you are not taking an English Dissertation and chose to take a 30 credit English Module in Semester 1, you should choose two 15-credit modules from Group 6 below.

ENGL3049Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3086Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3091Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3097Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3101Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM3006Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
GERM3006Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
GERM3017Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HUMA3018Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Music Modules If you are taking the English Dissertation module you should select 60 credits from this group. If you are taking a Music Dissertation module you should select 30 credits from semester one and two. When selecting modules from this group make sure that you will be taking an even number of music credits (compulsory and optional) in each semester If you have already chosen MUSI 3003, MUSI 3017 or MUSI 3021 in the dissertation group above should NOT choose the same unit again in this group. In order to take MUSI3011 or MUSI3012 you must be a member of an assessed ensemble approved by your Head of Studies. You may not take MUSI3011 if you took MUSI2011 in year 2. Please note some music modules require pre-requisite marks from modules taken in previous years or have a limited number of places, if you are unsure as to which Music modules you can take please contact your student office.

HUMA3016Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI3003Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
MUSI3010Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI3011Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI3012Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI3017Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
MUSI3021Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
MUSI3100Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI3106Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI3128Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI3148Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MUSI3150Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).

Tuition fees

List of tuition fees for this course and it's variations
NameAwardYear of entryMode of studyUK/EUInternational
English and Music (with Year Abroad)BA2018Full-time£9,250£16,536
English and Music (with Year Abroad)BA2019Full-time£9,250£17,065
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Funding

Scholarships, bursaries or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

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Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the University:

TypeDescription
StationeryYou will be expected to provide your own day-to-day stationary items, e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks, etc.). Any specialist stationery items will be specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant module profile.
BooksWhere a module specifies core texts these should generally be available on the reserve list in the library. However due to demand, students may prefer to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source. Some modules suggest reading texts as optional background reading. The library may hold copies of such texts, or alternatively you may wish to purchase your own copies. Although not essential reading, you may benefit from the additional reading materials for the module.
EquipmentLaboratory Equipment and Materials: All laboratory equipment and materials are provided. IT Computer Discs or USB drives: Students are expected to provide their own portable data storage device. Software Licenses: All software is provided. Hardware: It is advisable that students provide their own laptop or personal computer, although shared facilities are available across the University campus.
Printing and copyingWhere possible, coursework such as essays; projects; dissertations is likely to be submitted on line. However, there are some items where it is not possible to submit on line and students will be asked to provide a printed copy. The University printing costs are currently: A4 - 5p per side (black and white) or 25p per side (colour) A3 - 10p per side (black and white) or 50p per side (colour) Please Note: Paper sizes not recognised by the printing devices will prompt you to select the size and then charge a minimum of 50p per black and white copy and a maximum of £1 per colour copy. You can pay for your printing by using the money loaders or by using print copy payment service by going to https://www.southampton.ac.uk/isolutions/students/printing-for-students.page Please remember that we are unable to refund any credit that has not been used by the end of your course, so please consider this when topping up your printing/copy account. The University Print Centre also offers a printing and copying service as well as a dissertation/binding service.
PlacementsStudents on placement programmes can expect to cover costs for health and travel insurance, accommodation and living expenses; travel costs; visa costs. This will vary depending on which country you are travelling to. Specific details on what additional costs there will be are detailed in the individual module profiles which can be found under the modules tab of the programme details of your programme.

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

An English and Music degree at Southampton provides you with an excellent education in literature, performance, and aural cultures. There are opportunities for creative writing, study abroad, as well as work experience in local schools. We are committed to providing a rich, rigorous, and above all enjoyable experience ensuring that you graduate as a confident, curious and independent self-starter equipped with the skills for a successful career.

  • Research-led teaching by English and Music academics who are passionate about their subject
  • Talks by visiting speakers from international universities and by successful professionals
  • Specialist online learning resources for every module
  • An exciting range of assessment methods including presentations, recitals, ensemble performances, portfolios, and dissertations, as well as essays and exams
  • An academic advisor to provide regular and supportive advice, guidance and feedback on your progress
  • Opportunities to visit Chawton House Library and the former home of Jane Austen, as well as visits to concerts, museums, and theatres
  • Student and professional lunchtime concerts at Turner Sims
  • Internships and writing workshops at the nationally-renowned Nuffield Theatre
  • Opportunities to spend a semester, a year or a summer at one of our international partner universities in Asia, Europe, and the Americas to experience a new culture
  • Placements in schools and colleges as part of your degree such as international writing in schools, and the student associates scheme

 

Breakdown of study time and assessment

Proportion of time spent in scheduled learning, teaching and independent study
Learning, teaching and assessment stage1234
Scheduled learning & teaching study16%15%0%11%
Independent study84%85%100%89%
Placement study0%0%0%0%
Proportion of assessment by method
Learning, teaching and assessment stage1234
Written exam assessment16%15%0%0%
Practical exam assessment6%13%0%25%
Coursework assessment78%72%100%75%

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