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BSc Mathematics and Music (International)

Year 1

(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:
- demonstrate a broad understanding of the concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques of mathematics;
- demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts and theoretical paradigms of music analysis and theory;
- apply core concepts and principles in well-defined contexts;
- appreciate the coherence and logical structure of mathematics;
- demonstrate an appreciation of different approaches to problem solving associated with economics;
- show an awareness of current developments in musical science, including acoustics, music psychology and music technology;
- demonstrate an awareness of skills in comprehending problems, formulating them mathematically and obtaining solutions by appropriate methods;
- use basic generic and subject specific intellectual qualities i.e. be able to communicate the results of their work;
- use a range of techniques to initiate and undertake problem solving;
- develop an understanding of musical processes through harmony, counterpoint and composition;
- acquire basic skills in academic research and writing, engaging with specific set texts and showing an ability to find and research relevant texts independently;
- demonstrate an ability to reflect critically on their own progress and achievement.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:
- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to the subject area(s) studied;
- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:
- demonstrating the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to both disciplines mathematics and music;
- work that covers a restricted area of both disciplines mathematics and music;
- demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies.


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