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On our undergraduate courses you study with world-leading academics, composers and performers who are working at the top of their fields. We offer the BA Music (single honours) as well as joint honours degrees that combine Music with other disciplines. In all of our courses, we aim to provide you with a first year that emphasises breadth and diversity across performance, composition and technology, theory and analysis, music history and ethnomusicology, helping you to learn new skills and explore your own potential in new areas. After the first year, students have a high degree of flexibility to choose modules in specific areas of interest, or to continue studying across a range of topics and approaches.

BA Music – find out more

Key facts

We rank 4th for Overall Satisfaction in Music among the relevant UK Higher Education Institutes (NSS 2018)

100% of Southampton Music students agreed that staff have made the subject interesting (NSS 2018)

98% of Music students agreed that the course is intellectually stimulating (NSS 2018)

98% of Music students were satisfied or very satisfied with the overall quality of their course (NSS 2018)

100% of our Music graduates were in work or further study within 6 months (DLHE, 2016/17)

Harley Mitford

Finding the course for you

Our courses include the option to read music as a single subject or in combination with a variety of other disciplines.

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From leading James Corden’s vocal warm ups, to maintaining an open sound when performing eight shows a week in the West End, I use the skills I developed in my degree every day.
Josh SneesbyBA Music

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