The modules listed on the website for this programme may occasionally be subject to change. As you will appreciate key members of staff may leave the University and this necessitates a review of the modules that are offered. Where the module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.
Music: Your two compulsory courses will develop your knowledge and skills in 'Music History and Analysis' and 'Tonal Harmony and Counterpoint'. You have the choice to take an optional unassessed Instrumental or Vocal Performance module and if you are interested in composition, you may be able to sit-in the Paper and/or Studio Composition modules, depending on place availability. You will also have an opportunity to participate in ensemble performances.
Mathematics: The first two years are carefully designed to allow you as much choice as possible in your final year. In the first year, you will take three compulsory modules: 'Real Analysis and the Calculus', 'Vectors, Geometry and Linear Algebra', and 'Mechanics'.
Music: You will choose either 'Critical Musicology' or 'Analysis' as a compulsory module. In addition, you have a wide choice of optional modules, ranging from aspects of western art music, through to modules such as Sound Recording, Baroque Performance Practice, Art Music in the Movies, and Conducting. You may also continue to study Individual Performance (including fully funded instrumental lessons), and/or Composition, if prerequisites are fulfilled.
Mathematics: In your second year you will take four compulsory modules: 'Multivariable and Vector Analysis', 'Linear Algebra', 'Probability and Statistics', and 'Algebra and Combinatorics 1'.
You can apply to study abroad for a year in an approved university around the world. If you achieve a grade of 2.1 or above in your first year then you will be invited to apply for a Year Abroad in your second year. If your application is successful, you will go abroad in your third year and return to us for your final year.
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Music: While taking more of the optional modules, you can specialise in solo performance by giving a recital, in composition by preparing a portfolio, or in musicology by writing a dissertation, or in any two of these.
As a final-year student you are required to take an independent study module in Music or in the other subject. You can choose one of the three main disciplines: musicology, composition, or performance. You can also put a particular stress on one of these three subjects, choosing it as a Special Subject module.
Mathematics: As you will have gained a thorough grounding in many aspects of Mathematics during Years 1 and 2, you will be able to choose from an incredibly wide range of final year modules. Modules may include topics such as 'Research Skills in Mathematics', 'Mathematical Finance', 'Differential Equations' and 'Computability and Logic'.