**Please note that Combined Honours degrees at Liverpool Hope University are split 50/50. This means both subjects will be studied equally.** **Music** Are you passionate about music? Do you want explore not only the practical aspects of creating beautiful music, but also the history and theory behind it? Studying Music at Liverpool Hope gives the opportunity to cover a broad range of topics and genres, designed to enhance your musical experience. Your studies will focus on **historical, analytical, academic, compositional and performance skills** in a course led by staff with a broad range of teaching and research specialisms. Based at our Creative Campus, the Music Department is housed in the Capstone building. It is one of only a handful of **All-Steinway Music Schools** in the UK and, in addition to a Steinway Model D in the Capstone Theatre, also boasts, a chamber organ, two harpsichords, a suite of sound- proofed practice rooms, all equipped with Steinway pianos, as well as four electronic studios and other specialised teaching spaces. The music department is also proud to work closely with partner organisations to enhance teaching and broaden your student experience.Through our partnership with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (RLPO), you will experience having **your compositions workshopped regularly by professional musicians**. The Music Department also has major partnerships with The European Opera Centre, Milapfest (Indian Music and Dance), The Beatles Story, and the City’s two cathedrals. As a student at Liverpool Hope, you will also have the opportunity to get involved with the department’s flourishing musical life. As well as a vibrant, **student-led Music Society** which organises performances and social events throughout the year, students can get involved in performance through the lunchtime concert series and open-mic nights. **Philosophy & Ethics** If you are interested in the big questions of life such as, ‘What values should I live by? Does God exist? Is there a purpose to life? What is justice?’ then studying Philosophy and Ethics at Liverpool Hope will help you develop your own reasoned responses to such questions. Through engaging with key texts from philosophical thought, this degree will enable you to **reflect critically on a range of complex ideas** and deeply contentious issues raised by questioning our assumptions concerning ethical and philosophical matters. Philosophy and Ethics **allows you to set foundations in philosophical and ethical thinking** and then gain a more detailed knowledge in the areas of Continental Philosophy and the Philosophy of Religion; Ethical and Political Philosophy. Religion and Philosophy provides you with a broad knowledge and understanding of six major world religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam); the philosophical approach to religion; and religious and philosophical approaches to truth. This degree will strengthen your reasoning skills central to philosophical argument, and an important transferable skill. It **builds your ability to use sources intelligently**, think critically and make your case with logic and depth. The sustained philosophical enquiry equips you to engage with the pressing questions of our time.