Bangor University

Bangor University

Music (Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Music)

Students specialise in music after 1900. The programme is divided into 2 parts: 2 semesters of taught study (part 1, 120 credits) and a substantial independent piece of work in the main area, produced over the summer (part 2, 60 credits).

Entry requirements

A 2.1 or equivalent Honours degree. English proficiency (for non-native English or Welsh speakers): IELTS overall result of 6.0 with no individual score lower than 5.5. Performers will have to audition or, alternatively, submit a recent unedited recorded video performance, featuring contrasting repertoire (25-30 minutes). Musicologists and composers may be asked to submit samples of their work.

Course modules

Part 1 is centred on the principal subject module in 20th and 21st century music. It lays the foundations of a part 2 project in the same area. The module 'preparing for the part 2 project' acts as a bridge between parts 1 and 2.
An additional 40 credits will be gained through submissions in other fields through either one major open submission or two minor open submissions. Students can select from a number of subject areas related to music after 1900, including: historical musicology; editorial musicology; ethnomusicology; music in Wales; music and the Christian church; composition; electroacoustic composition/sonic arts; composing film music; studying film music; solo performance; performance/composition with live electronics; sacred music studies; analysis; arts administration; music studio techniques; popular music studies.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bangor Campus Bangor (Wales) LL57 2DG Wales

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