Entry requirements

  • First degree at British Bachelor’s standard: 2(ii) or higher in a relevant subject.
  • Candidates with a 2.ii degree must however achieve a 2.i in a substantial project in their chosen area of study (e.g. dissertation).
  • Applications from working professionals with non-graduate qualifications will be considered on an individual basis and candidates may be asked to submit a piece of written work in support of their application. Please contact us for more information.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA in Music allows you to develop and refine your knowledge and understanding in areas of musicological and/or ethnomusicological study. The programme will equip you with the skills and methodologies to undertake specialist research in your chosen area of expertise, and will hone high-level skills in critical thinking, conceptual thinking, problem-solving, analysis, communication, self-direction and originality.

Specialism is offered in a range of areas, including Western music history (from around 900 CE to the present day), editing, analysis, popular music, music in society (Western and non-Western), and music in Wales.

You will work closely with established researchers, most of whom have international profiles. The School enjoys close links with industrial and third-sector partners such as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Venue Cymru and the North Wales Jazz Society, and it is often possible for students to undertake a work placement during the course of the programme.

Information for international students

English proficiency (for non-native English or Welsh speakers): IELTS English test with a score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5).

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

Fees and funding

Please read our Fees & Finances pages for the most up to date information. You can also find out more about Postgraduate Funding & Scholarships on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
postgraduate@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1248 383717