Bangor University: School of Music

Bangor University
School of Music 


Bangor University’s hugely popular Masters programmes in Music enable you to fine-tune your skills, knowledge and experience in your own area of specialism.

Musicologists will have the opportunity to strengthen their grasp of academic approaches to studying music in its cultural contexts, while building direct practical experience of researching repertoires and topics of their own choice.

Composers will hone their technique and creativity in the styles and genres most appropriate to their own compositional voice, and will be introduced to the concept of composition as research.

If you are performer, you will refine your technique and widen your repertoire, developing your understanding of how performing interfaces with musicology and composition, and you will have many opportunities to perform in a wide range of events and venues.

Our innovative Masters programme in Music with Education will lead you to a deeper understanding of contemporary approaches to music teaching, while also enabling you to develop your own skills in musicology, composition or performance.

At Bangor you will part of a vibrant community of composers, scholars and musicians from all over the world, benefitting from the opportunities to share ideas and creativity across different modes of musical activity.

Professional-standard facilities
Our facilities are world-class, including five state-of-the-art electroacoustic studios, unique archival and library collections, 24-hour practice facilities, superb instruments, and magnificent concert halls. You will be taught and supervised by world-renowned musicologists, composers and practitioners, and will enjoy intellectual stimulation from visiting speakers and artists.

Outside the course, you can join any number of our choirs, orchestras and other ensembles, and you can benefit from the many opportunities open to you as a member of a lively traditional university.

Career opportunities
Masters-level study at Bangor is the ideal springboard for a specialist career in music. Our Masters graduates have gone on to work as professional composers, performers, educators, writers, broadcasters, researchers, and managers in a range of arts organisations. Many have gone on to PhD study, and from there to prestigious careers in universities and conservatoires across the world. 

Ranked Top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction* (NSS 2019), with an international reputation for teaching and research excellence, there's no place quite like Bangor. Hundreds of students from all over the world choose Bangor University every year for our friendly, supportive and dynamic study environment.

‘Outstanding’ Gold-rated teaching
Bangor University was amongst the first set of universities, and the only one in Wales, to be awarded a Gold Award in 2017, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). This means our teaching is of the highest quality in the UK.

Music Department
Bangor University
LL57 2DG
Tel: +44 (0)1248 382085


*excluding specialist institutions and single-submission universities.

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