Combined Honours

Music

Music

Overview

Discover our range of Music modules for 2018-19.

Find out about modules available for:

The range of modules offered may change each academic year.

Find reading lists on our website. 

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.

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
MUS1001

Essentials of Music Theory (Note: MUS1001 and MUS1002 must be taken as a pair)

10 1
MUS1002

Applications of Music Theory (Semester 2)(Note: MUS1001 and MUS1002 must be taken as a pair)

10 2
MUS1004

Applications of Music Theory (Semester 1) (Note: MUS1004 and MUS1044 must be taken as a pair)

10 1
MUS1044

Composing and Analysing Music (Note: MUS1004 and MUS1044 must be taken as a pair)

10  2
MUS1005  Recording in the Music Studio (Note: MUS1005 and MUS1015 must be taken as a pair) 10  1
MUS1015  Composing in the Music Studio (Note: MUS1005 and MUS1015 must be taken as a pair) 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 Grade VIII ABRSM or equivalent or successful audition) (MUS1058 must be taken alongside another non-performance module) 20 1&2
MUS1059 Contemporary Pop Performance 20 1&2
MUS1096 The Traditions of These Islands 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
MUS2007 Early Music in Practice (Pre-requisite: MUS1058) Note: Students wishing to take this module as voice specialists will need to pass an audition for entry to the New Vocal Ensemble. 20 1&2
MUS2015 Contemporary Studio Practice (Pre-requisite MUS1010) 20 1&2
MUS2017 Historic Techniques of Composition (Capped at 30) 20 1&2
MUS2018 Contemporary Musical Materials 20 1&2
MUS2041 Approaches to Notated Contemporary Composition  (Pre-requisite: MUS1020 or be able to demonstrate equivalent learning in notated music via a short test). 20 1&2
MUS2044 Practising Music Analysis (Pre-requisite: MUS1020) (Capped at 40) 20 1&2
MUS2050 Music Theory 2: Stylistic Analysis and Composition in Folk and Modal Musics (pre-requisite MUS1050) 20 1&2
MUS2051 Music Before 1750 20 1&2
MUS2053 The Singer, the Song and the Scribe: Ballads in Context (Pre-requisites: MUS1096, MUS1012 and MUS1014) 20 1&2
MUS2054 Music and Cultural Theory 20 1&2
MUS2058 Performance Studies 2 (Pre-requisite MUS1058 with a mark of 60% or above; or a successful audition) 20 1&2
MUS2059 Contemporary Music Practice 2 (Pre-requisite: MUS1059) 20 1&2
MUS2060 Ethnomusicology 20 1&2
MUS2083 American Popular Music 20 1&2
MUS2084 Conducting Studies 20 1&2
MUS2085 Popular Music and Media 20 1&2
MUS2088 Folk Music Studies: Resources and Research Materials 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
MUS3003 Music in the Soviet Union (Pre-requisites: MUS1011, MUS1012 and MUS1014) 20 1&2
MUS3004 The Folk Revival (Capped at 25) 20 1&2
MUS3025 Beethoven and his legacy 20 1&2
MUS3029 Music, Politics and Policy 20 2
MUS3038 Music and Identity in the Caribbean 20 1&2
MUS3076 Music and Philosophy 20 1&2
MUS3088 Folk Music, Gender and Identity 20 1&2
MUS3095 Music Enterprise 20 1&2
MUS3107 Sacred Song in the Middle Ages (Pre-requisite: MUS1012) 20 1&2
MUS3111 Teaching Music in Schools; socio-cultural contexts and approaches to practice (Capped at 25) 20 1
MUS3113 World Jazz 20 1&2
MUS3196 Student Placement for Education in the Community (Capped at 25) 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) 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) 20 1&2
MUS3019 Minor Specialist Study: Project 20 1&2