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
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
Course contact details
- Dr Christian Thomas Leitmeir
- 01248 383258