Does music matter? Take this further

Whether you're interested in playing music, writing it or studying the impact that it has had on people and politics around the world, university courses provide plenty of opportunities to take this further! If you enjoyed this Big Question, you might be interested in studying... 

  1. Music
    1. At Oxford, we study music by reading, listening, performing and composing. We create music in all its aspects – acoustic, electronic, individually and communally. Throughout the course, you will be exposed to music of all kinds and in all contexts: Western classical, popular music, musics of other cultures, community music, seeing these musics in terms of their history (and how that history has been shaped over time), social context, and psychology. Find out more on the Music course page
  2. Archaeology and Anthropology
    1. Archaeology and anthropology together encompass the study of humankind from the origins of the human species to the present day. Both subjects involve a range of sophisticated approaches shared with the arts, social sciences and physical sciences. Find out more on the Archaeology and Anthropology course page
  3. Experimental Psychology 
    1. Psychology has been defined as the science of mental life and its scope includes a wide variety of issues. It addresses such questions as: how do we perceive colours? How do children acquire language? What predisposes two people to get on with each other? What causes schizophrenia? Psychology at Oxford is a scientific discipline, involving the rigorous formulation and testing of ideas. It works through experiments and systematic observation rather than introspection. Find out more on the Experimental Psychology course page

  4. History and Politics
    1. The History and Politics course brings together complementary but distinct disciplines to form a coherent and stimulating programme. The degree not only enables students to set contemporary political problems in their historical perspective, but also equips them to approach the study of the past with the conceptual rigour derived from political science. A special feature of the Oxford course is the chance to choose from a broad range of subjects across the two disciplines, making it possible, for example, to combine medieval history options with analysis of contemporary political systems. Find out more on the History and Politics course page

These are just some ideas, and if you are considering Higher Education you should carefully weigh up your options to choose the course and university that are right for you! You could try further suggested reading and resources