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Music and Philosophy BA (Hons)

University of Nottingham

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    University Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

If you're a keen musician who wants to explore the exciting world philosophy offers then this is the course for you.Contemporary composers Philip Glass and Steve Reich both have philosophy degrees. And renowned philosopher Schopenhauer considered music the highest art, playing the flute his whole life.You'll study each subject separately but equally. The first year gives you a good grounding in both subjects. In your second and third years, you have free choice in both. This allows you to follow your interests and construct your own degree.**Music**Our music department has particular specialities in musicology, performance, composition and technology and the purpose-built facilities support your choices. There are spaces to compose, rehearse, perform, record and experiment!You are spoilt for choice if you want to carry on playing an instrument. There are opportunities across all genres - both on-campus and as part of the city's dynamic music scene.**Philosophy**The philosophy department offers an unusually diverse range of modules. Explore traditional topics along with emerging areas such as environmental and social philosophy.You'll also get to explore across Western, Indian and Chinese traditions. Uniquely, you will also work with professionals such as lawyers and journalists. They'll help you apply your new philosophical skills to a range of careers.You do not need any previous academic experience in philosophy to do this course.**Combine with other subjects**You may also combine Music and Philosophy with other subjects in our Liberal Arts BA.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 20,000per year

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University information

University of Nottingham

  • University League Table

    24th

  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
In September every year, the university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 87 5

    25th out of 51 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    138 68%

    30th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    51st

    28
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    47th

    14
  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    135 65%

    23rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    16th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    20th

    5

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