Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2017. We aim to publish any changes to compulsory modules and programme structure for 2018 entry by 1 September 2017 and recommend you refer back to this page shortly after that date for any changes. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules after that date; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.
Music: Your compulsory modules will develop your knowledge and skills in 'Music History and Analysis' and 'Tonal Harmony and Counterpoint'. If you are interested in composition there is an option of swapping some of the history modules for Paper and/or Studio Composition modules. You also have the choice to take an optional unassessed Instrumental or Vocal Performance module and 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 (If you take 80 credits in Music you will take both modules as compulsory). In addition, you have a wide choice of optional modules, ranging from aspects of western art music, through to modules such as Sound Recording, Arts Management in Practice, Music Therapy 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: 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 (prerequisites apply). If you are taking 80 credits in Music, 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'.