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Mathematics and Music with a Year Abroad BA (Hons)

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site - Cardiff

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

As a joint honours student of Music and Mathematics, you will find there are often complementary issues and perspectives as well as skills that link subjects, be they critical analysis, historical contexts or recent research. You will spend a similar amount of time on each subject, developing your musical understanding and skills while studying the fascinating and challenging subject of Mathematics.This four-year course allows you to spend the third year broadening your horizons by studying abroad.This course will provide you with a sound basis of knowledge, understanding and skills in the main areas of mathematics, alongside experience of a range of musical disciplines, including performance, composition, historical and critical musicology, ethnomusicology and acoustics.You will develop an ease with abstract mathematical concepts, logical argument and deductive reasoning, as well as a portfolio of skills associated with literate musicianship.Later in the course you can study appropriate advanced mathematical topics and at least one area of musical specialisation.Graduates from this course have moved into music-specific areas such as performance and composition, postgraduate study in mathematics and music and various roles needing a numerate or analytical approach.Cardiff is a great place for the study of music in the UK, as home to Welsh National Opera and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. School of Music students can attend dress rehearsals and buy cut-price tickets for concerts.You are expected to have gained or shown evidence of working towards Grade 8 in one or more instruments or voice at the time of your application. You may be considered if you are not taking A-level Music but have Grade 8 Practical and Grade 8 Theory and are studying appropriate Humanities subjects at A-level.Distinctive featuresThe distinctive features of the degree include:•instrumental tuition which is fully funded by the School of Music on your principal study instrument•Business of Music modules which offer a short work placement•composition workshops, performance masterclasses, the University concert series, the John Bird lectures presented by visiting academics and the careers talks which provide many opportunities for contact with active music professionals•Mathematics classes are used to discuss both theoretical concepts and essential techniques•year three is spent studying at a partner institution abroad.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    30th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University has a welcoming and vibrant international community, with over 8,600 students coming from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global institution, with more than 200 partnerships and formal research links worldwide giving its students access to unique opportunities.
In addition to a wide range of support services, your studies will be guided by a personal tutor able to give you both academic and professional advice.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    31st out of 72 2

    10th out of 85 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    157 66%

    27th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    43rd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    41st

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    162 75%

    18th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    23rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.44 89%

    6th

    2

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