Music and Modern LanguagesBangor University
Music and Modern Languages
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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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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
- 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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- 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
- 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
- Advance Chinese Lang Skills
- French Lang. Skills
- Italian Language 2
- Spanish Language 2
- 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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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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Study at a world-class university, which is recognised for the quality of teaching and research. Bangor University is in the top 40 in the UK for research according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
Work experience and placements
We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which includes supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.
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Free membership of all clubs and societies
Take advantage of the Bangor Student Experience with free membership of student clubs and societies. There are over 150 different ones to choose from, so you can try something new, get involved with sports, meet new friends and get out and explore the local area.
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