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Many of us love to play and listen to music, but why study it at university? What can historical, analytical, psychological, social and anthropological approaches contribute to our understanding of music? What is the connection behind the ‘dots on the page’, and how does this connect to the wider contexts in which music is written, performed and heard? These are the sorts of questions you can expect to explore during the UNIQ Music course.
The course is designed to give you a taste of studying music at Oxford and everything that entails, including its characteristic combination of lectures and tutorials. You will be supported by a dedicated team of current students. Of course, just like Oxford undergraduates, there will be plenty of time for private study in which you can explore work set, develop your own ideas and write them down (with advice and feedback from your tutors). The majority of topics discussed during the course are taken straight from the undergraduate course, so you’ll be able to judge whether it is right for you.
There is no need to prepare for UNIQ in advance. Your tutors will offer you guidance at every stage. The course will include advice on applying to study music at university, and help in pursuing further independent study.
Essential: Candidates are expected to have Music to A-level, Advanced Higher, Higher Level in the IB (or equivalent) or Music Theory Grade 7 or above*
* If your school or college does not offer A-Level Music, you must have Music Theory Grade 7 or above, plus three A Levels. Music Technology A-Level is an acceptable alternative to Music A-Level for our course, provided that you also take the Music Theory paper. We accept Grade 7 from any board (e.g. ABRSM, Trinity). The Faculty of Music will consider vocational qualifications in Music, such as the BTEC Extended Diploma in Music; however, an accompanying A-Level in an essay subject is strongly recommended.