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Hello, this is my first post. I would like to study music in some form, but I can't currently decide between doing a degree in music or a joint degree in maths and music. The issue is that not many universities offer joint degrees in these subjects, and if I choose to do music instead I could go to a higher ranking university (ie oxbridge).
I would love to be able to go to oxbridge, but I am still passionate about maths and would like to keep my options open.
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Hi, I was in the same position as you; I was deiciding between just music or music with politics/econ/maths. I choose to go for just music at the best uni I could get as I was far more passionate about it than the aforementioned subjects and then do a law or finance conversion after uni as I don’t think I want a career in music. This worked out pretty well for me as I got into Oxford. I think you have to deicide which subject you’re most passionate about because if you start a joint honours degree but you’re not that interested in maths you’re not going to have a good uni experience. Having said that if you are genuinely interested in the maths and you want to do music with a subject that has a little more real world application and cv appeal I believe Durham offers music and econ and universities like econ students that do maths a level. Hope this helps.
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Hiya! Just wondering what it is that draws you to wanting to study a music degree in particular? Oxford and Cambridge's music courses are very academic and you'd be writing a lot of essays all the time: is that something that appeals to you? Oxbridge isn't the be-all-and-end-all and it's more important to go for a course that suits you, rather than shoehorning yourself because of some childhood/teenage Oxbridge ambition. If you see what I mean?

Just wondering whether the academic side appeals because, if it's just that you want to keep music performance going at a high level, you could apply for maths degrees and do lots of extra-curricular music on the side?
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