BA (Hons)

Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: 3 years

Part time: 5 – 8 years


BA (Hons)


School of Arts


Create, develop and experiment with music that you’re passionate about through this flexible degree.

We cover music from practice to technology and history to theory. You’ll explore topics from classical to pop to film music and beyond.

You’ll study:

  • Composition
  • Performance
  • Musicology
  • Recording

You’ll choose whether to specialise or mix and match modules after year one.

You’ll join a lively music community. We have a variety of ensembles and student-led groups contributing to the rich musical culture of Oxford city.

You’ll work in the music industry. A placement in year two and live projects for real clients give you professional experience through our industry links. The International Field trip explores music making abroad.

Whatever your musical interests and background, this course provides the skills you need to pursue music further. Taught by internationally recognised academics and practitioners, we ensure you explore and are ambitious with your interests. Our students succeed in a range of careers and further study, including producing, composing, performing, and teaching.

Specific entry requirements