Our Research Specialisms


Our Research

Welcome to the School of Music and Media research pages. Our research spans a range of subjects and specialisms within the areas of Music and Media. The exciting and significant research carried out by academic staff in our School plays an important role in making Bangor University a world-leading research institution. Our research-active staff members follow a wide range of research interests in musicology, composition, performance. digital culture, media and persuasive communication and creative theory and practice (practice-as-research).

We have an excellent research record. In the most recent national assessment of research quality (REF 2014) we submitted to the following Unit of Assessment:

  • UoA35: Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts.

Almost a third of our research outputs were rated as 'World-leading', and overall 81% of our research activity was assessed as 'World-leading' or 'Internationally Excellent' (i.e. given the top two grades of 3* and 4*).

Research Partnerships

Research within the School is carried out by individuals, research groups and within Centres and Institutes. We have a number of research centres based within the School, the College of Arts Humanities and Business, as well as a thriving community of postgraduate researchers.

Research Centres based in the College of Arts, Humanities & Business

  • Centre for Advanced Welsh Music Studies (CAWMS)
  • Centre for Film, Television and Screen Studies

Research Groups based in the College of Arts, Humanities & Business

  • Network for the Study of Media and Persuasive Communication
  • Electroacoustic Wales
  • Sacred Music Studies (ICSMuS)
  • The Archive of Traditional Welsh Music

Research News, Conferences and Events

We regularly host and organise conferences, research events and seminar series on a range of topics across our disciplines. You will find up-to-date information about forthcoming events by visiting our online events calendar.