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Music and Modern Languages

Bangor University
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024

About this program

Music and Modern Languages

There are profound connections between language, literature, art and culture, and the combination of Music and Modern Languages allows you to study these in depth. You will use and develop your language and musical skills in an integrated way, using each to inform and enrich the other. Choose from Chinese, French, German, Italian or Spanish at beginners or advanced level. You will develop written (e.g. translation) and oral skills and will learn about cultural aspects related to the chosen language, in which you will be fully immersed during your year abroad.

There are profound connections between language, literature, art and culture. The combination of Music and Modern Languages allows you to study these in depth.

The course has music and language at the heart of it, with core language modules developing your key oral, aural and written skills in each year. These modules also foster cultural awareness, which you will need for your year abroad, and later on, for the world of work.Your musical experience will extend beyond the lecture room, with opportunities to join the University Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Choir or one of the many student societies for Music, such as Opera, Concert Band, DJ, Musical Theatre, and String Orchestra.

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Admission requirements

For 2022 entry:

Offers are tariff based, 96 - 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification e.g.:

  • A Levels (including grade B in Music or in conjunction with alternative qualifications listed below and a grade C in relevant language)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (including grade H5 in Music and grade H5 in relevant language)
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma in Music: MMM - DMM(including a unit demonstrating the ability to read staff notation)
  • Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: MMM -DMM
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: considered case by case
  • Access
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.
  • Points from grade examinations are taken into consideration where appropriate, but are not normally included in the offer.
  • T-levels: considered on a case-by-case basis.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements).

We also welcome applications from mature applicants.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website

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Program content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

  • Advanced French 1
  • Advanced German 1
  • Advanced Italian 1
  • Advanced Spanish 1
  • Advanced French 2
  • Advanced German 2
  • Advanced Italian 2
  • Advanced Spanish 2
  • Chinese for Beginners 1
  • French for Beginners I
  • German for Beginners I
  • Italian for Beginners I
  • Spanish Begin./Intermed. 1
  • Chinese for Beginners 2
  • French for Beginners II
  • German for Beginners II
  • Italian for Beginners II
  • Spanish Begin./Intermed. 2
  • Music since 1850
  • Music 1550 -1850

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

  • Chinese Language Skills
  • French Language Skills
  • Italian Language 1
  • Spanish Language 1
  • Musicology Year 2
  • Notation and Editing
  • Composition Year 2
  • Acousmatic Composition
  • Solo Performance Year 2

Year 4

Compulsory Modules

  • Advance Chinese Lang Skills
  • French Lang. Skills
  • Italian Language 2
  • Spanish Language 2
  • Dissertation
  • Edition
  • Composition
  • Solo Performance Project
  • Special Projects: Students must choose at least ONE Project, either in Music or in other subject. Students are welcome to choose more than one project: one in each school

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


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Career paths

A degree in Music and Modern Languages offers you excellent employment prospects and the skills developed will allow you to excel in a wide range of music careers. As well as working as composers, performers, editors and conductors, many of our graduates take up posts with music publishers, orchestras, opera houses, or arts centres as music directors, creative coordinators, or administrators, teaching and translating. Equally, many graduates have embarked upon successful careers in the civil service, business and commerce, industry and the media. Others have entered the media as technicians, producers, Program-planners, and writers. Other possible career paths include specialist music journalism, music publishing, music librarianship, and arts marketing. Several of our graduates have gone on to become distinguished academics, composers, and performers, many others are teachers, at all educational levels (up to and including university). The skills you learn whilst studying music and languages – cultural awareness, creativity, communication, accuracy, planning and logical analysis – are valued highly by employers from all sectors of the economy.

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LL57 2DG Bangor Gwynedd
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