Combined Honours



Music study falls into three broad categories - creative practice, music theory and historical/cultural studies. Taking music as part of your Combined Studies degree, you'll be encouraged to participate in at least two of these three disciplines.

UCAS Code: BA Combined Honours (Y001)

Subject summary

Your work in this subject will give you a foundation in the study of musicology and will also provide platforms for more advanced studies at honours level.

In Stages 2 and 3 of Music, you can choose from a wider range of options.

These options include modules in particular repertories - for example, world or folk music. You can focus on particular historical periods, such as the enlightenment and the reformation.

You also have the flexibility to select modules in applied subjects, such as:

  • composition
  • conducting
  • orchestration
  • analysis

In your final year Stage 3, you may choose performance, composition, a dissertation or a project as a major specialist study.

Music is offered by the School of Arts and Cultures.

You may also be interested in social and performance activities of the Music Society.


To take music as part of your Combined Honours degree, it's preferred you have A-Level Music (or equivalent).

If you have other qualifications, you must be able to satisfy the Subject Programme Director of your ability.

You're strongly advised to gain competence in music theory to at least Associated Board Grade V level.


For more information on the modules available, visit the Music Module List. Modules are subject to change and could differ on an annual basis.

Contact us

If you have any questions about choosing music as part of your Combined Honours degree, just email us.

You can also contact our subject adviser for music.