Combining German with music enables you to take music to degree-level while studying Europe's largest native language. You may even be inspired by the fact that German is the language of Mozart, Bach, Beethoven and Schubert, Brahms, Wagner and Schoenberg, and thus offers you special access to a rich musical tradition. This course is a particularly suitable combination, given the rich musical tradition linked to the German-speaking world. You will develop your practical language skills and choose options according to your interests in both subjects. Music options embrace a wide range of musical styles and traditions and allow you to develop your studies in performance, composition and musicology. In addition to technical, historical and critical studies, there are opportunities to engage with a varied programme of practical music activities both on and off campus. You will spend year three in a German-speaking country. Modern languages and linguistics at Southampton is consistently ranked in the top five in the UK by The Guardian University Guide and we are ranked fifth in the UK for the quality of our research (REF 2014). Teaching and learning is supported by three research centres, Transnational Studies, Global Englishes and Applied Language Research. You will be able to learn another language such as Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish from scratch, and reach graduate level in Spanish, Italian, French and Portuguese. We are first in the UK for music research (REF, 2014). Our flexible course offers an innovative range of options across performance, composition, music history and criticism, ethnomusicology, music technology, music therapy and the music profession. We also offer opportunities for all students to work in professional environments and live music venues, including Turner Sims, famous for its professional concert series.