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This course allows you to study the theory and practice of music and to acquire a grounding in philosophy; it is equally weighted between the two subjects. In music, students can pursue their interests across the full spectrum of music studies, including optional pathways in performance, composition and music technology. In philosophy, students are offered modules in core philosophical problems as well as an array of optional philosophical subjects. Our facilities include a large, specialist music library, an iMac computer suite, recording studio and practice rooms, an orchestral-size rehearsal hall, and the Djanogly Recital Hall - one of the country’s leading chamber music venues. Extra-curricular performance activities are central to the life of the department, with two orchestras, five choirs, and specialist ensembles covering every musical taste.
Teaching takes the form of lectures, seminar classes and individual consultative tutorials, and is supplemented by ensemble rehearsals and performance workshops. In year one your understanding of the discipline is consolidated and deepened through core modules in basic skills. Compulsory music modules can include Elements of Music, plus a number of optional modules in areas such as Global Music Studies, Performance and Composition. On the philosophy side, compulsory modules have previously included areas such as Reasoning and Argument and Introduction to Ethics. The emphasis in years two and three is on choice. Alongside a compulsory philosophy module, you can take a range of optional modules in areas.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||University Park Campus|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BBB - ABB||Preferably including Music. If no A Level Music then must have Grade 5 Theory (ABRSM).|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||BTEC Music courses. If syllabus is heavily practice based or technology weighted, we may also ask for a pass in ABRSM Grade 5 Theory.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass with 60 credits; 45 at level 3. Of the level 3 credits, 30 must be passed with Distinction,12 level 3 credits at Distinction , preferably from Music. If no Music then must have Grade 5 Theory (ABRSM).|
|Scottish Higher||ABBBB||This qualification is only acceptable alongside Scottish Advanced Higher grades AB preferably including Music. If no Music then must have Grade 5 Theory (ABRSM).|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, M2, M3 - M2, M2, M3||Preferably including Music. If no Music then must have Grade 5 Theory (ABRSM).|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||Preferably including Music Higher Level 5 points. If no Music then must have Grade 5 Theory (ABRSM).|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DM||This qualification is accepted alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D||This qualification is accepted alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D||This qualification is accepted alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AB||Preferably including Music. If no Music then must have Grade 5 Theory (ABRSM). This qualification is only acceptable alongside Scottish Higher grades ABBBB.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||A - B||This qualification is accepted alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels preferably including A Level Music. If no A Level Music then must have Grade 5 Theory (ABRSM).|
European Baccalaureate - 80% overall preferably including 80% in Music. If no Music then must have Grade 5 Theory (ABRSM).
GCSE requirements - English grade C (numeric grade 4).
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|International||£20,250 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.