Bangor University: Composition and Sonic Art (Master of Music - MMus)

InstitutionBangor University View institution profile
Department School of Music
Telephone 01248 382190
Study type Taught


The course (special track) allows students to specialise in any one of area of composition, including electro-acoustic composition, sonic art and composing for film. All the training will be centred on the student’s main area, aided by a broader look at compositional techniques and approaches as a whole (through the core module in composition). Subject-specific teaching is provided through a combination of individual tuition and seminar session in small groups. Within each of the chosen subject areas, students can identify their own projects, for which they will receive expert supervision.

Sponsorship info

Arts and humanities research board; some University and school bursaries available

2 course options

Qualification Master of Music - MMus
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

1st degree at British Bachelor's standard: 2.1 or equivalent; composers may be asked to submit samples of their work; English proficiency (for non-native English or Welsh speakers): IELTS overall result of 6.0 with no individual score lower than 5.5.


Major project.


Part 1 (diploma): focuses on studies in composition and/or electroacoustic composition and/or sonic art; part 2 (MMus): consists of a portfolio comprising at least 1 substantial composition (with or without electroacoustics) or work of sonic art; compulsory modules: principal subject module: chose 1 from: composition, electroacoustic composition / sonic arts or composing for film; concepts of composition; preparing for the part 2 project.

Location Bangor Campus
Bangor Campus
Bangor (Wales)
LL57 2DG

Bangor University


Bangor UniversityFounded in 1884, Bangor University has a long tradition of academic excellence and a strong focus on the student experience. Around 11,500 students currently study at the University, with 650 teaching staff based within twenty three Academic Schools.

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Bangor University has achieved a Gold Award for teaching, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). 

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Bangor University is ranked in the top 40 in the UK for research
*, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The REF recognised that more than three-quarters of Bangor’s research is either world-leading ...

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