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BSc (Hons)Acoustics with Music

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
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The Acoustics and Music degree programme aims to provide a broadly based education in both theoretical and practical aspects of both subjects and will provide a sound basis for postgraduate studies in either of them. The modular nature of the degree programme allows you to choose your preferred balance between Acoustics, Sound and Music as you progress.

Graduates usually find employment across a wide range of different professions ranging from acoustical engineering to all areas of the music industry and are particularly well placed to seek careers in the sound reproduction, architectural acoustics, and sound engineering fields.

The Department of Music provides private music tuition up to the value of £300 per year (at no cost to the student). There is an extensive library of over 4000 records and CDs and a new suite of music workstations for electronic music. The Department is also able to make use of the purpose-built Turner Sims Concert Hall, which houses a fine collection of historical and modern keyboard instruments. Performance activities are available throughout the acoustics and music degree programme in addition to sound recording facilities, music business studies and composition.

Programme structure

You will study a number of core subjects during the first two years, all related to acoustics, audio, sound and vibrations. These provide a solid preparation for the final part of the degree. There are no compulsory modules for Music. Optional modules are taken from both the Acoustical Engineering and Music Programmes during the first 2 years. In Year 3, you will have the opportunity to specialise even further in acoustics or music through a wide selection of subject modules. You will also undertake an individual project.

The total value of the modules taken in each year must be a minimum of 120 CATS points. In all three years you will need to follow more detailed guidelines about the mix of modules, ensuring also a balance of modules across each semester. Some modules may have pre-requisites.

Career opportunities

Career options include: acoustics consultant (assessing noise problems and advising on solutions); postgraduate student; musician

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States