Taught course

Music (20th and 21st Centry Music)

Institution
Bangor University · School of Music
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

First degree at British Bachelor’s standard: 2.i or equivalent. 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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Students will specialise in music after 1900. The programme is divided into two parts: two 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). Part 1 is centred on the Principal Subject module in 20th-/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.

Information for international students

English proficiency (for non-native English or Welsh speakers): IELTS overall result of 6.0 with no individual score lower than 5.5.

Fees and funding

Arts a Humanities Research Board; some University and school bursaries available.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Christian Thomas Leitmeir
Email
c.leitmeir@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
01248 383258