University of Oxford

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World Reputation Rankings 2017
1 st
World University Rankings 2018
University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2JD, United Kingdom


Music has been part of the life of Oxford for more than 800 years. 30 academic staff – scholars with distinguished reputations as musicologists, performers or composers. Numerous visiting speakers and professional performing ensembles. Students enjoy performance and composition workshops, and play an active part in the life of their colleges – in chapels, orchestras, ensembles, bands and stage performances. The faculty building incorporates practice rooms, electronic music and recording studios, and probably one of the best music libraries in a British university. The world-famous Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, housed in the faculty, lends historical instruments to students. The course is broadly based but allows increasing specialisation and choice as you proceed. Performance and composition are prominent, but you can concentrate on other areas such as history or analysis. Students graduate as mature and well-rounded musicians with an informed and lively sense of the contemporary study and practice of the subject. For more information on this course please visit

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
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