Music by Research, Master | Bangor University | Bangor, United Kingdom
12 months
16500 GBP/year
4660 GBP/year
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The  Music by Research degree from Bangor University involve undertaking a scheme of study and research, defined in advance (normally by the student), which will normally be (a) a critical evaluation and analysis of a body of knowledge, and/or (b) an original contribution to the field. 

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Each student has a supervisory committee, consisting of a principal supervisor, a personal tutor, and another staff member with relevant expertise. Research students have regular meetings with their principal supervisor (normally once a fortnight), and are welcome to consult other members of their committee as appropriate. They are encouraged to present reports on their work in seminars and colloquia during their period of study.

If the submission includes non-textual materials (such as a critical edition), the word length is normally reduced.

Final assessment is by means of a viva voce examination by an appointed panel consisting of an internal examiner from within the School (not identical with members of the supervisory committee), one external examiner who is an expert in the field, and a chair.

Research Opportunities

The School of Music has long experience of establishing collaborative links, often combined with full funding. Recent Music by Research projects from Bangor University , have been carried out in association with organisations such as Venue Cymru and the National Waterfront Museum.

Programme Structure

Research Areas

  • For MA by Research, the area of investigation may be historical, analytical, philosophical, critical, or empirical in nature.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first degree at British Bachelor’s standard (or equivalent), normally in the first-class category. 
  • Applicants are required to present a proposal for their research project (including research questions, methodology, and a literature review). All applicants will be asked to submit samples of their written work.
  • Candidates are accepted on both the strength their academic performance at Bachelor’s level, and on the originality and feasibility of their research proposal.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4660 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4660 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bangor

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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