Combined Honours

Music

Music

Overview

Discover our range of Music modules for 2020-21 (Please note: these modules reflect revisions following the University’s Education Resilience Framework in response to Covid-19)

Find out about modules available for:

The range of modules offered may change each academic year.

Further information

For further information about this subject, including any pre-requisites, visit the Music subject page.

You can also contact your Subject Adviser

Stage 1

Find out about Music modules for Stage 1.

Students study either 40 or 60 credits from the list below in Stage 1.

There are no compulsory modules, however students must select their Stage 1 modules carefully in light of pre-requisites for Stage 2 and 3 modules.

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester
MUS1005

Recording in the Music Studio 

10  1

MUS1001

Essentials of Music Theory

10 1

MUS1004*

Applications of Music Theory (Semester 1) Note: MUS1002 cannot be taken alongside MUS1004.

10 1

MUS1002*

Applications of Music Theory (Semester 2) Note: MUS1004 cannot be taken alongside MUS1002

10 2

MUS1044

Composing and Analysing Music

10 2
MUS1015 Composing in the Music Studio (Pre-requisite: MUS1005) 10 2
MUS1011 Understanding World Music 20 1&2
MUS1012 Understanding Music History 20 1&2
MUS1014 Introduction to Popular Music Studies 20 1&2
MUS1058* Performance Studies 1 

(Pre-requisite: ABRSM Grade VIII or equivalent; or successful audition) Note: MUS1058 must be taken alongside another non-performance Music module.

Note: MUS1058 cannot be taken alongside MUS1059.
20 1&2
MUS1059* Contemporary Pop Performance Note: MUS1059 cannot be taken alongside MUS1058. 20 1&2
MUS1092 Folk Ensemble 1 20 1&2
MUS1096 The Traditions of These Islands 20 1&2

MUS1097 Creative Projects 20 1&2

 

 

 

 

Stage 2

Find out about Music modules for Stage 2.

Students study either 40, 60 or 80 credits from the list below in Stage 2.

Select the module code for specific module information including the module summary and aims, knowledge and skills you'll gain, and the module leader.

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester
MUS2004 Themes in Musical Modernism 20 1&2
MUS2017 Historic Techniques of Composition (Pre-requisite: MUS1044 or equivalent) (Capped at 30) 20 1&2
MUS2018 Contemporary Musical Materials 20 1&2
MUS2044 Practising Music Analysis  (Pre-requisite: one of MUS1002 or MUS1004) (Capped at 40) 20 1&2
MUS2045 Indian Music in Practice (Pre-requisite: MUS1011) (Capped at 25) (Note: same module as MUS3052) 20 1&2
MUS2050 Composition and Arrangement in Folk and Modal Musics (Pre-requisite: MUS1001 or MUS1004) 20 1&2
MUS2051 Case Studies in Early Music 20 1&2
MUS2054 Music and Cultural Theory 20 1&2
MUS2058 Performance Studies 2 (Pre-requisite MUS1058 or a successful audition) 20 1&2
MUS2059 Contemporary Music Practice 2 (Pre-requisites: MUS1058 or MUS1059) 20 1&2
MUS2060 Ethnomusicology 20 1
MUS2068 Orchestration (Pre-requisite: MUS1002 or MUS1004) 20 1&2
MUS2069 Hardcore, Seduction and Anarchy: Music as Social Philosophy and Critical Praxis 20 1&2
MUS2085 Popular Music and Media 20 1&2
MUS2086 Experimental Approaches to Music Composition 20 1&2
MUS2088 Folk Music Studies: Resources and Research Materials 20 1&2
MUS2092 Folk Ensemble 2 (Pre-requisite: MUS1092) 20 1&2
MUS2094 Additional Performance Studies (Folk and Traditional Music) 2 20 1&2
MUS2195 Music Enterprise 20 1&2
MUS2196 Teaching Music in Community Contexts (Capped at 25) 20 1&2

Stage 3

Find out about Music modules for Stage 3.

Students study either 40, 60 or 80 credits from the list below in Stage 3.

Select the module code for specific module information including the module summary and aims, knowledge and skills you'll gain, and the module leader.

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester
MUS3004 The Folk Revival  20 1
MUS3009 Global Pop 20 1&2
MUS3029 Music, Politics and Policy 20 1&2
MUS3051 Richard Wagner and Wagnerism 20 1&2
MUS3052 Indian Music in Practice 2 (Capped at 14) (Note: same module as MUS2045) 20  1&2 
MUS3061 Jazz Studies  20  2
MUS3088 Folk Music, Gender and Identity 20 1&2
MUS3093 Folk Ensemble 3 (Pre-requisite: MUS2092) 20  1&2 
MUS3111 Teaching Music in Schools; socio-cultural contexts and approaches to practice (Capped at 25) (Note: not to be taken if already taken MUS2111). 20 1&2
MUS3179 Music in the Holocaust 20 1&2
MUS3197 Music and Creative Industries Placement (Capped at 12) (Pre-requisite: a mark of 60% or higher in MUS2195 and a written application) 20 1&2

 

Specialist Studies modules:

 *MUS3012, MUS3014 and MUS3016 are only available to students who have successfully completed the relevant pre-requisite modules with a mark of 60% or higher.

Module CodeModule Title Credit ValueSemester
MUS3012* Major Specialist Study: Composition*(Pre-requisite: MUS2041 for notated composition; MUS2059 for popular and contemporary composition) 40 1&2
MUS3013 Major Specialist Study: Dissertation 40 1&2
MUS3014* Major Specialist Study: Performance* (Pre-requisite: MUS2058 or MUS2059) 40 1&2
MUS3015 Major Specialist Study: Project 40 1&2
MUS3016* Minor Specialist Study: Composition (Pre-requisite: MUS2041 for notated composition; MUS2059 for popular and contemporary composition) 20 1&2
MUS3017 Minor Specialist Study: Dissertation 20 1&2
MUS3018 Minor Specialist Study: Performance (Pre-requisite: MUS2058 or MUS2059)
20 1&2
MUS3019 Minor Specialist Study: Project 20 1&2