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Mathematics and Music BSc (Hons)

University of Edinburgh

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UCAS CODE: GW13

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Mathematics has often been considered an arts subject, with many studying it for the beauty of the subject. Likewise, although a very creative subject, music has many links to mathematics and can be studied as a scientific object.On this joint honours programme, you will study elements of mathematics and music and explore the historical connection between these two disciplines. Your time will be split evenly between the two subjects over the entire programme. **Areas of study**You will take compulsory mathematics courses, and study some of the theoretical and cultural aspects of music, such as:* listening and musicianship* music technology* compositionLater in the programme, you can choose to:* specialise in particular aspects of mathematics* specialise in particular aspects of music* examine the links between the two subjects* study a broad range of topics across the two subjects **Music performance**Please note that studying music performance is not possible as part of this degree. However, we strongly encourage our students to pursue performance opportunities through University societies and ensembles.

Application deadline

15 January

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A level : A*AB - A*AA

Required subjects: A Levels: Mathematics at A*. Music is recommended. GCSEs: English at C or 4.

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 72 2

    5th out of 87 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    212 88%

    4th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88.0 88%

    12th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    50th

    7
  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    202 100%

    2nd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    12th

    23
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    61st

    16

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