Music and Philosophy University of Nottingham

Undergraduate

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.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    24 September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

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

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code WV35
Institution code N84
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level A A B - A B B Including Music; or A or B in Music Technology plus Grade 5 Theory (ABRSM). If no A Level Music or Music Technology then AAB/ABB plus Grade 8 Performance (ABRSM, LCM, Trinity, Rockschool) and Grade 5 Theory (ABRSM).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD 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 should be from Music.
Scottish Higher A A B B B This qualification is only acceptable alongside Scottish Advanced Higher grades AA which must include Music.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, M1, M2 - D3, M2, M3 Including Music.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points Including Music Higher Level 5 points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD 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 A A Including Music. This qualification is only acceptable alongside Scottish Higher grades AABBB.
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.

European Baccalaureate - 80% overall including 80% in Music.

GCSE requirements - English grade C (numeric grade 4).


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £17,970 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.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.