This is a combined honours course, where you study History alongside Music. Our History course makes the past come alive with high quality teaching by world class historians. Research-active tutors will enable you to critically appreciate the dynamics of change and stability, and apply your understanding to the histories of Britain, Europe and beyond. The historical setting of Oxford also provides a wealth of excellent resources and inspiration for academic study. Studying Music at Brookes will enable you to construct a programme of work around your passions and interests. We cover popular music and contemporary studio composition as well as fresh and challenging approaches to classical music. Oxford is home to leading historic and contemporary concert venues, and has a vibrant music scene, giving you the opportunity to perform and enjoy a wide range of music. Performance opportunities include concerts of choral and instrumental music, regular lunchtime concerts, a jazz band, musical theatre and the ‘Big Night Out’, at which new and established bands can display their talent. Students play in a wide range of venues in Oxford, from new music in the O2 Academy to chamber music in the Holywell Music Room. Depending on ability, performance in a range of styles can be an integral focus of your degree.