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Music and Philosophy (BA)

  • VW53

3 years (Full-time) / n/a (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)

The Joint Honours degree in Philosophy and Music provides the opportunity to specialise in two university honours subjects. Many students find joint honours both stimulating and rewarding as they observe similarities and differences in the two subjects. Often there are complementary issues and perspectives as well as skills that link the subjects, be they critical analysis, historical contexts or recent research. The School of English, Communication and Philosophy and the School of Music offer challenging programmes of modules in each subject, supported by a friendly atmosphere and excellent staff-student relations.

For fuller information about the two subjects, please visit the two separate subject entries on Course Finder. The flexibility of the programme allows students to specialise and develop their own interests, whilst acquiring a solid, broad-based education and developing vital transferable skills, ready for entry into the graduate job market.

Music and Philosophy

Key Facts

UCAS Code VW53
Duration 3 years
How to apply www.cardiff.ac.uk/howtoapply
Accreditation  
Typical places available The School of Music admits around 70 students every year to its undergraduate degree programmes.
The School of English, Communication and Philosophy admits around 360 students every year to its undergraduate degree programmes.
Typical applications received School of Music = 450
School of English, Communication and Philosophy = 1500
Scholarships & Bursaries www.cardiff.ac.uk/scholarships
Fees www.cardiff.ac.uk/fees
Typical A-level offer ABB (including Music)
Admissions Tutors

Music: Dr Amanda Villepastour
Philosophy: Dr Richard Gray

Tel Number Music: 029 2087 6226
Philiosophy: 029 2087 6323
Email address Music: music-ug@cf.ac.uk
Philosophy: philosophy-ug@cf.ac.uk
School website www.cardiff.ac.uk/music
www.cardiff.ac.uk/encap
For more information about the course structures, modules and teaching for these subjects, please visit the individual profiles of Music and Philosophy on our website.
For more information about the course structures, modules and teaching for these subjects, please visit the individual profiles of Music and Philosophy on our website.
All joint honours applicants with Music are expected to have gained or shown evidence of working towards Grade 8 in one instrument or voice at the time of application. Consideration will be given to applicants who are not taking A-level Music but have Grade 8 Practical and Grade 8 Theory and are studying appropriate Humanities subjects at A-level.
Typical A-level Offer  ABB. Three A levels, including Music but excluding General Studies
Typical WBQ Offer Pass in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma plus 2 GCE Advanced Level subjects grades AB including Music. Excludes General Studies
Typical Int Bacc Offer  35 points, including 6 points in higher level Music
Other Applications from those offering alternative qualifications are welcome. Please see detailed admissions and selection criteria for more information.

A list of commonly accepted alternative entry qualifications and admissions and selection criteria for this degree programme can be read here.

For more information about the course structures, modules and teaching for these subjects, please visit the individual profiles of Music and Philosophy on our website.

Next intake: September each year

School Contact

Name: Dr Amanda Villepastour  

Telephone: +44(0)29 2087 6226 

Fax: +44(0)29 2087 4379 

Email: VillepastourAV@cardiff.ac.uk  

School Contact

Name: Mrs Anna Birt (Philosophy)  

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 6323 

Fax:  

Email: philosophy-ug@cardiff.ac.uk  

School Website: www.cardiff.ac.uk/encap

More information

School of English, Communication and Philosophy