Our Music degree allows you to develop knowledge and skills across a range of areas as you proceed through the course. Year one introduces the history of music, acoustic and studio composition, analysis, technical and performance. All units are mandatory with the exception of performance. Years two and three allow you to specialise in one or more areas. In your second year, two advanced units in music history are mandatory, while optional units include: acoustic and studio composition, performance, advanced technical studies, analysis, transcription/editing and research-led music history units. In your final year all units are optional and you will complete at least one major project comprising a 10,000-word dissertation or a portfolio of compositions or a 30-minute recital.