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 2019. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.
In this programme, your studies are split equally in your first and second year of study. For your final year, you may choose to keep this equal weighting or study two thirds of one subject and one third of the other.
Music: Your compulsory modules will develop your knowledge and skills in Music History and Analysis, and Tonal Harmony and Counterpoint. You can also take an optional unassessed Instrumental or Vocal Performance module (10 hours on a single instrument/voice) and have an opportunity to participate in ensemble performances. Composition is not available in this programme.
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 of Music' 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, 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'.
Joint Honours Flexibility for Programmes involving Mathematics
Every degree programme at the University is divided into 120 credits of study for each year of the programme. In the first year and second year of a Joint Honours programme with Mathematics, you will study 60 credits in each subject as you learn the core elements of your disciplines. We recognise that students on Joint Honours programmes might come to favour one subject slightly more than another. To account for this, we have added more flexibility into the final year of our programmes involving Mathematics. In your third year, you can stick with the 60-60 split between the two subjects or shift to a 80-40 credit weighting, effectively a major/minor combination.