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Music and Philosophy - Durham University

The Music and Philosophy joint degree course at Durham enables students to pursue their interests in both disciplines, explore the fascinating intersection between them, and enjoy belonging to two particularly vibrant departments. In Philosophy, a wide selection of modules is on offer, addressing the most fundamental questions that arise in diverse areas of human concern, from religion and politics, to morality and the sciences. In Music, the learning of techniques such as harmony, counterpoint, and aural skills are juxtaposed with an investigation of the most up-to-date thinking in musicology, critical theory, composition (acoustic and electroacoustic), analysis, ethnomusicology, cognitive musicology, and performance. **Year 1** In the first year, you will take the Philosophy core modules of Ethics and Values and Knowledge and Reality. These concern the two broad divisions of Philosophy, into Metaphysics and Theory of Knowledge on the one hand, and Moral Philosophy on the other. First-year students also get to choose one of the following Philosophy modules: Introduction to Logic Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science History and Theory of Medicine Reading Philosophy. Reading Philosophy is a text-based course which examines in depth classic works by writers such as Plato, Hume and Sartre. In Music, you will take Historical Studies 1 and two other modules from the following list: Introduction to Ethnomusicology Analysis 1: Elements of Tonal Theory and Practice Musical Techniques Composition Performance 1 – either with recital or essay. **Years 2 and 3** In the third year, you will take the Aesthetics Philosophy module. In the second and third years, you will also have a choice of a wide range of topics within Philosophy. In previous years these have included: Moral Theory Philosophy of Mind Modern Philosophy I and II Gender, Film and Society Issues in Contemporary Ethics Philosophy of Religion Political Philosophy Metaphysics Language, Logic and Reality Twentieth Century European Philosophy Philosophy of Science The Philosophy of Economics: Theory, Methods and Values Science and Religion Applied Ethics Philosophical Issues in Contemporary Science History and Philosophy of Psychiatry Biomedical Ethics. There is an equally broad choice of modules within Music. You will also have the opportunity to study a subject in depth, by writing a substantial dissertation of your choice. We review course structures and core content (in light of e.g. external and student feedback) every year, and will publish finalised core requirements for 2020 entry from September 2019. **Study Abroad (Music)** As part of an extensive curriculum review we have created lots of exciting new opportunities for a year's study abroad for those on the BA (Hons) Music. Exchanges take place after the second year of the degree with our partner institutions, which include the University of Oslo, the Sorbonne in Paris, La Sapienza in Rome, alongside many others. **(Philosophy)** We participate in exchange schemes through which you may spend a year of your studies abroad, either with universities in Europe – through the SOCRATES/ERASMUS programme – or with the University of California. For more information on this course, please see our website.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-28
  • Location
    No college preference,DurhamUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £19,250