The Music programme from the Bangor University 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.
Careers and Employability
The MA in Music will give you a taste for original research, and will provide you with subject-specific knowledge and academic skills that will set you on course for further study at PhD level and beyond. The programme will also equip you with skills in critical thinking, analysis and communication which are valued by employers both within and outside the field of music. Recent graduates have pursued successful careers as writers, editors, arts administrators, teachers, educational advisers, performers, and business people..
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- Music History in Context
- Early Music
- Music Since 1900
- Music in Society
- Contemporary Music Practice
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
We would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June.
DisciplinesMusic Music History Liberal Arts View 84 other Masters in Music History in United Kingdom
- 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. a dissertation).
- English proficiency
- 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.
International16000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National7500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7500 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Bangor
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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