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Learn music creative practice, theory, and historical and cultural studies as part of your Combined Studies degree.

About the Programme

UCAS Code: BA Combined Honours (Y001)

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.


Find out about our typical modules. Modules are subject to change and could differ on an annual basis.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about choosing this subject as part of your Combined Honours degree, contact us and we'll be more than happy to help. 

Subject advisers

Charlotte Bentley - School of Arts and Cultures

Our address

Combined Honours Centre
9th Level, Henry Daysh Building
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Tel: +44 (0)191 208 7479