Ten pieces of background music for studying and working

Subject:  Arts and humanities | Multidisciplinary
A woman listening to music
Author: Sandra Pérez (foto: Creative Credit -

Here is a list of instrumental music to help you face the final stretch of the semester 

From soundtracks to pieces of classical music.

The team at the UOC Library offers you a musical playlist to keep you company while you prepare your last projects, or while you are studying or working. A combination of soundtracks, classical pieces and variations to create an atmosphere of concentration and productivity. All the pieces can be found at Academic Video Online, a platform available through the UOC Library that offers thousands of streamed videos, including documentaries, concerts and interviews. 

Music recommendations

Academic Video Online


The key ideas

  • What is it? A platform with thousands of streaming videos, such as documentaries, lectures, videos of instructions, concerts, interviews, demonstrations and news from sources including CNN and the BBC.
  • What content is available in your studies?
    • Performing arts and humanities: plays by the Royal Shakespeare Company, opera recordings, video tutorials on how to improve your photography, and adaptations of classics of English literature such as 'Jane Eyre'.
    • In technology, there are programming courses, videos on artificial intelligence (AI), 3D animation and documentaries on the history of science.
    • In the social sciences, the content includes current and historical issues on education and psychology.
    • Documentaries for working on critical thinking, such as The first wave and Kiss the ground.

Visit Academic Video Online and find videos to help with your learning.