Welsh and Music

Bangor University
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2023

September 2024

September 2025

About this program

Welsh and Music

Music and literature interact closely in Wales. Combining both subjects will empower you with the knowledge of language, literature and music skills appropriate to a wide range of careers extending from the arts and heritage sectors to education and broadcasting. With opportunities to join the University Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Choir and various other student societies your musical experience will extend far beyond the lecture room. Welsh at Bangor is also much more than a degree scheme. It is a cultural package that will enable you to play a fulfilling professional role in the creation of a truly bilingual Wales.

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Admission requirements

For 2022 Entry

Offers are tariff based, 80 - 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:

  • A Levels: including:including a grade B in Welsh or a humanities subject studies through the medium of Welsh**;grade B in Music or in conjunction with alternative qualifications listed below**
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (including grade H5 in Music and H5in Welsh)**
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma in Music**: MMP - DMM(including a unit demonstrating the ability to read staff notation)
  • Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma**: MMP - DMM
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: 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).

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

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Program content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

  • Intro - Harmony & Counterpoint
  • Solo Performance Year 1

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

  • Musicology Year 2
  • Notation and Editing
  • Composition Year 2
  • Acousmatic Composition
  • Solo Performance Year 2
  • Music Video & Popular Culture
  • Craft of tonal composition
  • Orchestration Today
  • Interactive Sound and Music
  • Genres & Composers A
  • Genres and Composers B
  • Ensembles and Groups A
  • Music, Health and Wellbeing

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

  • Dissertation
  • Edition
  • Composition (project)
  • Project Perfformio Unawdol
  • Solo Performance Project
  • Music Video & Popular Culture
  • Ensembles and Groups B
  • Notation and Editing
  • Craft of tonal composition
  • Orchestration Today
  • Acousmatic Composition
  • Genres and Composers C
  • Genres and Composers D
  • Music, Health & Wellbeing

Scholarships & funding

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


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Bangor University

Want something different? Well you have come to the right place. Bangor University is a historic University located between the mountains of the Snowdonia National Park, the wonderful Irish Sea coastline, and the awe-inspiring Isle of Anglesey. What makes Bangor...

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Why study at Bangor University

A Top 30 university

The Complete University Guide 2022 results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 30 universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions). This reflects the University’s focus on the overall student experience.

Wide range of courses

We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers have been rated in the top 5 in the UK (WhatUni 2022).

World-class teaching & research

Study at a world-class university, which is recognised for the quality of teaching and research. 85% of Bangor University's research is world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021).

Work experience and placements

We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which include supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.

Guaranteed accommodation

We guarantee accommodation for first-year students who apply by the deadline and select us as their Firm Choice. Our accommodation was rated Top 3 in the UK at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022.

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.


Choose to study in one of the best places in the UK to be a student. Bangor’s location – close to the mountains and the sea – has been described as ‘the best university setting in the UK’.

Contact info

Bangor University

Bangor University
LL57 2DG Bangor Gwynedd
United Kingdom

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