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Bachelor's Degree in English and Music

University of Southampton
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Southampton
English
September 2022

Program description

Bachelor's Degree in English and Music

If you have a passion for literature, music and experiencing new ideas, this joint honours English and Music degree is for you. We will introduce you to a wide range of texts, topics and musical styles. Our course will help you explore the connections between English and Music, like lyrical poetry, opera, musicals and film.

Our English modules cover writing from around the world and its connection to politics, the arts, identity and more.

In Music, you can study everything from Italian opera to global hip hop, while developing your own musical practice.

With our advice, you can shape your degree to suit your own development. For example, you might learn about the literature of the Harlem Renaissance, while exploring jazz theory in Music.

To explore your passion for Music you can:

  • attend an extensive series of professional concerts and workshops in our acclaimed Turner Sims concert hall
  • join a band, orchestra or choir and take part in a thriving local music scene

Admission requirements

A-levels

AAB including Grades AB in English Literature (or a related subject*) and Music and Grade 8 Music Practical or demonstrated equivalent standard

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Pass, with 34 points overall with 17 points at Higher Level, including 6 and 5 at Higher Level in English Literature (or a related subject*) and Music and Grade 8 Music Practical or demonstrated equivalent standard

BTEC

  • Distinction, Distinction in the BTEC Extended Diploma in Music plus A in A level English Literature (or a related subject*) and Grade 8 Music Practical or demonstrated equivalent standard

OR

  • Distinction in the BTEC Extended Diploma plus A in A level English Literature (or a related subject*) and A in A level Music and Grade 8 Music Practical or demonstrated equivalent standard
  • Distinction, Distinction in the BTEC Diploma in Music plus A in A level English Literature (or a related subject*) and Grade 8 Music Practical or demonstrated equivalent standard

OR

  • Distinction in the BTEC Diploma plus A in A level English Literature (or a related subject*) and A in A level Music and Grade 8 Music Practical or demonstrated equivalent standard
  • Distinction in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Music plus A in A level English Literature (or a related subject*) and A in one further A level and Grade 8 Music Practical or demonstrated equivalent standard

OR

  • Distinction in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus A in A level English Literature (or a related subject*) and A in A level Music and Grade 8 Music Practical or demonstrated equivalent standard

Other requirements

GCSE requirements

Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)

International Students

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you'll need to complete an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to demonstrate your competence in English.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

  • English on the Move
  • Exploring Music 1
  • Performance Skills A
  • Poetic Language

You must also choose from the following modules in year 1:

  • Composition Fundamentals
  • Exploring Music 2
  • Global Transformations in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Music
  • Humanities, the Human and the Non-Human
  • Literary Transformations
  • Performance in Practice B
  • Puzzles about Art and Literature
  • Theory & Criticism
  • World Dramas

Year 2

  • 19th Century Italian Opera: Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi
  • Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art
  • African Worlds
  • Arthurian Worlds
  • Brief Encounters: Writing Short Stories
  • Children's Literature
  • Collaborative Music Project
  • Conducting
  • Creative Writing after Modernism
  • Decolonising Modernity
  • Explorations in Composition
  • From Black and White to Colour: A Screen History of Race, Gender and Sexuality in Post-War Britain
  • How the Arts Work: A Practical Introduction to Cultural Economics
  • Images of Women
  • Introduction to Nineteenth-Century British Literature
  • Issues in Latin American Popular Music and Culture
  • Jane Austen's Playlist: Entertainment in Georgian Britain
  • Modernisms
  • Music Therapy 1: Fundamentals
  • Music and Sound Production 1
  • Music and the British Empire
  • Musical Theatre Songwriting
  • Orchestration and Arranging
  • Performance Tuition (Single Study)
  • Queens, Devils and Players in Early Modern England
  • Rakes to Romantics
  • Sweatshops, Sex workers, and Asylum Seekers: World Literature and Visual Culture after Globalisation
  • The Early Modern Body
  • The Life and Afterlife of the Vikings
  • The Producer as Composer: digital sound & songwriting in practice
  • Victorian Feelings
  • Vienna and Berlin: Society, Politics and Culture from 1890 to the Present
  • Women, Writing and Modernity, 1770-1830

Year 3

  • Commercial Composition
  • Composition Portfolio
  • English Dissertation
  • Research Project

You must also choose from the following modules in year 3:

  • 19th Century Italian Opera: Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi
  • Adventures in Musical Research
  • American dreams? Monetized bodies, terror, and trauma in American Drama
  • Animal Forms: poetry and the non-human
  • Collaborative Music Project
  • Eve and the Angels: Love, War, and the End of Epic in Milton's Paradise Lost
  • Explorations in Composition
  • Fantasy Film and Fiction
  • German-Jewish Writing Across the Twentieth Century
  • Holocaust Literature
  • Inventing America
  • Issues in Latin American Popular Music and Culture
  • Jane Austen's Playlist: Entertainment in Georgian Britain
  • Language and the City
  • Literatures of Islands and Oceans
  • Medicine and Modernity: The Science and Literature of Life in the C19th
  • Minorities and Migrants: Exploring Multicultural Germany
  • Music and the British Empire
  • Musical Theatre Songwriting
  • Orchestration and Arranging
  • Performance Tuition (Single Study)
  • Revolution and Romanticism: Literature of the 1790s
  • Shakespeare Then and Now
  • The Producer as Composer: digital sound & songwriting in practice
  • Utopias and Dystopias in Literature and Culture
  • Writing the Novel

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • The full tuition price for local/UK students is £9,250
  • The price for International/Non-UK students is £19,300

Qualification

  • Final award: Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA (Hons))
  • Name of award: English and Music
  • Interim Exit awards:
    • Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE)
    • Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)
  • FHEQ level of final award: Level 6

Career opportunities

Our English and Music graduates have gone on to careers in:

  • broadcasting
  • composition
  • creative writing
  • journalism
  • management
  • music production
  • performance
  • song writing
  • teaching

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