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Advice on courses at Bangor, Northumbria, Southampton and Surrey, any thoughts?
Hi @Dellcottage

It's great to hear that you are considering the University of Southampton for your studies in Music. As a student representative, I am happy to share my insights about studying here to help you make an informed decision.

University of Southampton is ranked 80 on the QS World University Rankings 2025. The University has a great reputation both in the UK and globally due to its academic excellence, research prowess, outstanding facilities, student satisfaction, support, and alumni success. The university is ranked 3rd for music in the UK on the Complete University Guide 2024.

Whether you are looking at an undergraduate, postgraduate or a PhD degree, there are plenty of degree options available. By clicking on the link, you can view a range of music degree options and find more information about each individual degree. This includes entry requirements, course structure, modules (compulsory and optional), assessments, how to apply and much more! The music department offers fantastic facilities to its students to enabling them to explore and develop their musical talents to the fullest.

Personally, I would recommend University of Southampton as I am really enjoying my time here as the student life is extremely fun and exciting. Southampton is a lively and student-friendly city with good connectivity to London and other cities. The university has a vibrant campus with green spaces and beautiful gardens. There is always something happening that you can get involved in! There are plenty of activities and events taking place on the campus and around the city, with many pubs and places you can go out to with friends.

Further, the university provides students access to a wide range of opportunities and activities that can help them gain work experience and develop essential skills, such as on-campus jobs, entreprise events, recruiter fairs, training programs, internships, and much more! Southampton University Students' Union is extremely active and offers students numerous events, clubs and societies (over 400), ranging from academic clubs to ones related to sports, hobbies or culture.In terms of student support, each student is assigned a Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) to help you with any course related problems, there is a Student Hub which can be contacted 24/7 and the advice centre in the student Union. The university also provides fantastic facilities to students such as modern libraries, labs, a startup incubator, a sports centre which offers a range of fitness activities, and much more!

I highly recommend visiting us on one of our open days, as it will be extremely helpful for you in making your decision.

I hope this helps!

If you have any further questions, please feel free to post your questions and I will be happy to get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you,
Akshita Gupta
(University of Southampton Student Rep)
(edited 4 weeks ago)
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Original post by Dellcottage
Advice on courses at Bangor, Northumbria, Southampton and Surrey, any thoughts?

Hi @Dellcottage

Here at Surrey, you’ll be able to study a music degree that is ranked 2nd in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2024. We have a multitude of different music courses available to suit your preferences, such as our undergraduate courses, postgraduate courses and PhDs.

These courses all belong to the Department of Music and Media, who are able to expose students to a unique world of music diversity, in their state-of-the-art music facilities!

The University of Surrey is also ranked Top 5 in Music for Overall Student Satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2023. If you’d like to hear directly from the students themselves on the course that you’re interested in, I recommend you check out their student profiles here.

Alongside your degree, there are plenty of places to socialise including our vast array of different music societies. You can learn more about them here too.

As a student of Surrey, you'll automatically join our vibrant and lively Students' Union (ranked 5th Best Students’ Union by NSS) offering 100+ clubs and societies to choose from.

Whether you’re looking for wellbeing or academic support, we have a range of student services available on hand, making sure you are fully supported and make the most out of your time at Surrey. We also have an award-winning Employability and Careers team to support you through any placement or job applications.

If you’d like to explore our beautiful campus further and get more information, please feel free to book an open day here and check out our previous open days in this video here.

Ultimately, choosing a university that best suits your personal preferences is the wisest choice. Wishing you the best of luck in your decision!

Kind Regards,
2nd Year Student Rep
(edited 5 days ago)

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