In addition to practical areas, this programme focuses on developing an understanding of the repertoires, cultures, and practices associated with both classical and popular music. Some modules are practical, concerned with musical performance, composition and orchestration, song-writing or creative music technology, although none of these are compulsory. Others focus on music history topics or music analysis and theory. The remaining modules involve writing about music from a historical, critical, sociological, or philosophical viewpoint. Our studio and performance modules cater for both classical and popular musical styles. This programme is available with a Year in China. The Year in China allows undergraduate students the opportunity to spend one year at our joint venture, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), following XJTLU's BA China Studies degree classes. XJTLU is a fully English-speaking university, located in Suzhou. If you wish to study this programme with a Year in China please put the option code YC in the Further Choices section of your UCAS application form.