Physics and Music (BSc)

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Degree overview

The Physics and Music degree is designed to appeal to students who have a good scientific background and wish to take an honours degree with a major physics component, but who also have a strong interest in music.   This interdisciplinary degree is a collaboration between the School of Physics & Astronomy and the Reid School of Music based within the Edinburgh College of Art.  This degree prepares students for a wide range of careers in industry, finance and the public sector.  

Key information & entry requirements

Degree structure & content

Degree Programme Tables are published by the University and provide full details of the structure and content of each degree programme.

Performance Opportunities & Practice

Although performance technique is not a formal part of the programme, it is expected that many students will wish to participate in music making during their time at Edinburgh.  There are several student orchestras, bands, and choirs; some hold keenly-contested auditions, and some are open to all comers without audition.  Practice rooms in the Music Department can be booked by students wishing to develop their performing skills. 

The School of Physics and Astronomy has its own recording studio and a suite of acoustics laboratories including an anechoic chamber; the Music Department of the Edinburgh College of Art has an extensive suite of electronic music studios