• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (WUR) Bangor, United Kingdom
As a research programme, the course does not have a modular outline. Each student receives close supervision on an individual and original project, which has the potential to make a new and substantial contribution to the field. The Music programme is offered at Bangor University.
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Overview

Research Areas

Music with specialisations in:

  • Musicology
  • Welsh Music
  • Performance.

Normally the research project will be limited to any one area. Performers, however, will follow, in addition to their practical studies (60%), an agreed programme of original research into historical study, performance practice, editing or analysis, focusing on aspects related or central to repertoire performed (40%).

Qualification

PhD/MPhil/MA by Research/MMus by Research

Duration

The registration period (excluding write-up year) is:

  • PhD: 3 years full-time or 5 years part-time
  • MPhil: 2 years full-time or 3 years part-time
  • MA/MMus by Research: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Programme Structure

As a research programme, the course does not have a modular outline. Each student receives close supervision on an individual and original project, which has the potential to make a new and substantial contribution to the field.

Each student has a supervisory committee, led by the main supervisor, assisted by two other staff members with relevant expertise.

Research students have regular meetings with their supervisor and are entitled to consult other members of their committee as appropriate. They are also encouraged to present reports on their work in seminars and colloquia during each of their period of study.

Final assessment will be through viva voce examination through an appointed panel. The panel consists of one internal examiner from within the University/School (not identical with members of the supervisory committee), one external examiner, who is an expert in the field, and a chair.

The Music programme is offered at Bangor University.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:

    The University will accept applications throughout the year.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      PhD: 3 years full-time or 5 years part-time MPhil: 2 years full-time or 3 years part-time MA/MMus by Research: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Submission

  • Historical Musicology / Editorial Musicology: Thesis of 100,000 words or equivalent
  • Composition: Portfolio of compositions, consisting of around 120 minutes of music (depending on complexity); accompanying essay of 7,000-10,000 words on style, technique and aesthetic which contextualises the submitted portfolio
  • Performance: (i) two full-length public recitals (40-50 mins) and one CD (40-50 mins), featuring different repertoire (60%); (ii) dissertation on a related area (40,000 words) or a composition of comparable length for the instrument in question (40%).

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    67

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Degree at British Master’s standard: normally merit degree or equivalent.
  • English proficiency (for non-native English or Welsh speakers): IELTS overall result of 6.5 with no individual score lower than 6.0.
  • Proposal of a project, appropriate to the duration and academic level of the course.
  • Performers will have to audition or, alternatively, submit a recent unedited recorded video performance, featuring contrasting repertoire (45-60 minutes).
  • Musicologists and composers may be asked to submit samples of their work.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4330 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4330 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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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.

Funding

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  • Up to £4,000
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Alumni/Existing Students/Family Discount

  • £1,000 in addition to the Bangor International Scholarship
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  • Full tuition fee waiver
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