Music with Year Abroad at University of Southampton - UCAS

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Course summary

Make the music you're passionate about in a vibrant, cultural city with a great music scene. From the middle ages to global hip hop, our music degree provides a broad musical education across many forms and styles. Our students sing opera and music theatre, play funk guitar and classical oboe. And our Turner Sims concert hall supports the most extensive series of professional concerts and workshops of any UK university. No matter what your musical background, you'll get involved in performance and composition workshops, ensemble and conducting, and performance projects with world-renowned performers and recording artists. You'll learn different approaches to musical topics and experience advanced studio techniques, jazz theory and orchestration. Your chance to study music abroad will give you international performance experience and build your global network. Our year aboard destinations include cities such as Paris, Madrid, Venice, Hong Kong and Norway. Our digital humanities facilities will allow you to study and research through cutting-edge technology, such as virtual reality, 3D scanners and printers, and a 360 degree fully immersive audio-visual centre.


"You will study a variety of topics that cover the fundamental aspects of Music and you will have the opportunity to tailor your course to your interests by choosing some of your modules. Just some of the modules you may study include: Composition Fundamentals; Global Transformations in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Music; How the Arts Work: A Practical Introduction to Cultural Economics; Conducting; and Interactive! Music in Video Games and Media. For further module information visit"

Assessment method

On this course you will learn through a range of activities that may include lectures, classes and tutorials, coursework, individual and group projects, and independent learning (studying on your own). You will be able to demonstrate what you have learnt through a variety of assessment methods, such as assessed performances, compositions, composition portfolios, creative projects, dissertations, individual and group projects, oral presentations, module journals, portfolios, teamwork and written and practical exams. You’ll be supported by a personal academic tutor who will offer support and advice throughout your studies. You will also receive feedback throughout your course, enabling you to identify areas for improvement before your work is formally assessed.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We welcome applicants with other qualifications eg. European Baccalaureate. You will be expected to attain an A level equivalent standard. The University of Southampton requires all applicants to achieve at least a Grade 4 in English and Mathematics GCSEs (taken in England) or a Grade C in both subjects (where taken in Northern Ireland or Wales). Some degree subjects stipulate specific additional GCSE minimum grades, which will be specified as part of the individual degree programme entry requirements. For more details on the suitability of your qualifications or foundation programme please contact the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Admissions Team at [email protected]

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.5with no component below 6.0

All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £22300 Year 1
EU £22300 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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Music with Year Abroad at University of Southampton - UCAS