Cymraeg Creadigol gyda Cherddoriaeth Boblogaidd BA (Anrhydedd)
Mae’r cwrs gradd hwn yn ffrwyth cydweithio rhwng dwy o Ysgolion academaidd mwyaf profiadol a blaengar Prifysgol Bangor, sef Ysgol y Gymraeg a’r Ysgol Cerddoriaeth. Mae’r ddwy Ysgol hon wedi hen arfer cydweithio ac mae’r radd arbennig hon yn cyfuno arbenigedd mewn ysgrifennu creadigol gyda chyfansoddi cerddorol i greu rhaglen academaidd arloesol ac unigryw. Tybed na fyddai’r cwrs hwn wedi apelio at rai o gyn-fyfyrwyr Ysgol y Gymraeg fel y cantorion-gyfansoddwyr Caryl Parry Jones a Meinir Gwilym?
Why choose Bangor University for this course?
- Mae gan Ysgol y Gymraeg a’r Ysgol Cerddoriaeth enwau rhagorol am ansawdd eu dysgu a’u gofal am eu myfyrwyr. Mewn arolygon boddhad myfyrwyr, mae’r ddwy ysgol wedi sgorio’n uchel ar hyd y blynyddoedd.
- Yn ogystal â bod yn athrawon medrus, mae’r darlithwyr sy’n cyfrannu at y rhaglen radd hon, wedi eu profi eu hunain fel awduron, cyfansoddwyr a pherfformwyr talentog sydd wedi ennill amryw wobrau cenedlaethol am eu gwaith.
- Mae proffil amlwg y ddwy ysgol academaidd hon a’r parch sydd gan gyflogwyr tuag at eu safonau uchel, yn golygu bod galw mawr am eu myfyrwyr. O ganlyniad, mae gan raddedigion y ddwy ysgol record ardderchog o safbwynt cyflogadwyaeth.
- Ysgoloriaethau Rhagoriaeth Ysgolion: bydd myfyrwyr sy’n cychwyn ar gwrs BA yn yr Ysgolion Ieithoedd a Diwylliannau Modern, Cerddoriaeth, Athroniaeth a Chrefydd neu Gymraeg ym Medi 2016 yn gymwys ar gyfer Ysgoloriaeth MA. Bydd yr ysgoloriaethau hyn ar gael i fyfyrwyr sydd wedi cwblhau gradd BA yn un o’r Ysgolion hyn ym Mhrifysgol Bangor, wedi ennill 2:1 neu uwch, ac wedi cael lle ar raglen flwyddyn Meistr trwy Ddysgu sydd wedi’i lleoli yn un o’r Ysgolion uchod. Bydd myfyrwyr sy’n cael gradd ddosbarth 1af yn cael eu heithrio’n awtomataidd rhag talu ffioedd dysgu ar gyfer yr MA a bydd myfyrwyr sy’n cael gradd 2:1 yn derbyn gostyngiad awtomataidd ar eu ffioedd, ac yn talu ffioedd o £1,000 ar gyfer yr MA. Am fwy o wybodaeth am yr ysgoloriaethau hyn, cysylltwch â: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key Facts from UniStats
Am fwy ar astudio gradd darllenwch ein tudalennau am Astudio ym Mangor.
Byddwch yn cael cyfuniad o ddarlithoedd ffurfiol, seminarau a gweithdai i grwpiau llai, a thiwtorialau unigol. Cewch brofi hefyd amrywiaeth o ddulliau asesu, o waith cwrs ac ymarferion rheolaidd i draethodau a phrojectau, o brofion llafar i arholiadau ffurfiol.
The course is interesting and allows us to be creative. The lecturers are friendly and nice to students. Also we have sufficient time to have one-to-one meeting with lecturers.Wai Ting Mak
What will you study on this course?
Byddwch yn astudio gwerth 80 credyd yn Ysgol y Gymraeg, sef cyfuniad o fodiwlau gorfodol fel:
- Gweithdy Creadigol
- Sgriptio Teledu
- Yr Iaith ar Waith
- a rhai dewisol fel:
- Llên Gyfoes
- Beirniadaeth Lenyddol Ymarferol
- Rhyddiaith yr Oesoedd Canol
- Y Theatr Gymraeg Fodern
- Llenyddiaeth y Cyfnod Modern Cynnar
Byddwch yn astudio gwerth 40 credyd yn yr Ysgol Cerddoriaeth, sefl:
- Astudio Cerddoriaeth (modiwl gorfodol)
- Celfyddyd Sonig
Byddwch yn astudio gwerth 80 credyd yn Ysgol y Gymraeg, sef cyfuniad o rai gorfodol fel:
- Gweithdy Rhyddiaith
- Gweithdy Cynghanedd
a rhai dewisol fel:
- Dafydd ap Gwilym
- Rhyddid y Nofel
- Llenyddiaeth Gymraeg America
- Barddoniaeth Fodern
Byddwch yn astudio gwerth 40 credyd yn yr Ysgol Cerddoriaeth, sef:
Sgiliau Ysgrifennu Caneuon
a dewis o blith modiwlau eraill fel:
- Y Beatles
- Cerddoriaeth David Bowie
- Hanes Cerddoriaeth Bop Gymraeg
- Technegau Recordio
- Cyfansoddi Cerddoriaeth Ffilm
- Geiriau a Cherddoriaeth
- Dewis o fodiwlau Genre / Cyfansoddwyr
- Technegau Recordio
- Cyfansoddi gyfer Ffilm a‘r Cyfryngau
- Cerddoriaeth mewn Iechyd a Lles
- Cerddoriaeth yn y Gymuned
Byddwch yn astudio gwerth 80 credyd yn Ysgol y Gymraeg, fel y rhai gorfodol hyn:
- Gweithdy Barddoniaeth
- Y Theatr Gymraeg Fodern
- Traethawd Hir
At hynny, gellir dewis modiwlau eraill fel:
- Medrau Cyfieithu
- Y Sgrin Fach Gymraeg
- O'r Llyfr i'r Llwyfan
Byddwch yn astudio gwerth 40 credyd yn yr Ysgol Cerddoriaeth sef:
- Project Ysgrifennu Caneuon
Modules for the current academic year
Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the Cymraeg Creadigol gyda Cherddoriaeth Boblogaidd Modules page.
Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.
Cymrwch olwg ar sut y gallwch chi wella eich cyflogadwyedd wrth astudio ym Mhrifysgol Bangor yma.
Employability and the School of Music
A degree from the School of Music offers excellent employment prospects, in a wide range of career options. Many of our graduates choose to become teachers, at all educational levels (up to and including university); others take up administrative posts with orchestras, opera houses, or arts centres. Music graduates are always needed in the media and in recording companies, as technicians, producers, programme-planners, and writers. Other possible career paths include specialist music journalism, music publishing, music librarianship, and arts marketing. Several of our graduates have gone on to become distinguished academics, composers, and performers.
Our degrees allow students to develop a range of transferable skills (communication, creativity, initiative, collaboration, etc.) which are excellent preparation for entry into the civil service, industry, or into one of the professions.
Each year several of our students decide to undertake postgraduate study, lasting from one to four years. Postgraduate study is an opportunity to further deepen your knowledge and expertise, and leads to a truly individual contribution as an academic, composer, or performer. Academic postgraduates often go on to teach in universities, while composers and performers make their way into the national and international arenas.
School of Music Careers Day
The Career in Music Day is an opportunity for current students to listen to advice from industry experts and meet with graduates who have gone on to careers in music. .
Employability and the School of Welsh
It's a very exciting time for graduates leaving University with a qualification in Welsh. With the statutory demand for pupils to study Welsh at school until the age of 16, there is a growing demand for teachers, both primary and secondary, with good qualifications in the subject. Traditionally many of our students, who go on to do research for a postgraduate course, often end up lecturing at colleges and Universities.
Opportunities in Media
There are now many more choices for our graduates than ever before. Since S4C was founded in the early 80s, a number of our students went on to work in the media industry as researchers, producers and TV and Radio presenters, and script writers for popular programmes such as Pobl y Cwm and journalists with BBC and ITV. Others were successful in getting jobs with magazines like Golwg and Barn; while others went on to work as translators with big companies like Y Lolfa, Gwasg Gomer and the Welsh Books Council.
One of the implications of setting up the Welsh Language Board was that all public services and local authorities were legally obliged to produce a Welsh Language Scheme. Many of our graduates were employed to produce theses new language schemes.
As a result of the National Assembly for Wales opening in Cardiff, there was a growing demand for translators, editors and proof readers with a high standard of Welsh.
A number of our graduates have also made their mark as successful actors on stage and TV. Others went on to join the police, public services and even priesthood.
In summary, a degree in Welsh gives you a sought after qualification and a number of career paths to choose from.
Opportunities at Bangor
The University’s Careers and Employability Service provides a wide range of resources to help you achieve your graduate ambitions. Developing your personal skills and enhancing your employability while at university is becoming increasingly important in today’s job market.
The Bangor Employability Award (BEA)
The Bangor Employability Award enables students to build on their transferable skills through the recognition of activities they become involved in during their university life. Students can gain points towards the award through extra-curricular activities such as volunteering, attending workshops or actively participating in the Students’ Union’s clubs and societies.
The Award is open to everyone and taking part in the scheme can make a major difference to your performance in the graduate job market.
Bangor University runs undergraduate and postgraduate internship schemes twice a year, which allow students to work in a professional environment while learning relevant skills and earning money.
Internships offer valuable experience in a professional work place and there is a range of internships you can get involved in.
Not only is volunteering worthwhile – it also improves your employability and widens your experience.
The Students’ Union has a dedicated Student Volunteering Office (SVB) which currently contributes a total of 600 hours each week, promoting a close relationship between the university and the local community. Find out more on the Student Volunteering pages of the Bangor Student’s Union website.
Working while you Study
The JobZone is the University’s Student Employment Bureau; they advertise the following opportunities:
- Graduate jobs – Local, National and International
- Full-time, part time, permanent and temporary jobs
- Work experience / internships
- Voluntary opportunities
- GO Wales opportunties
To access these opportunities you need to register with the Careers and Employability Service.
Am fanylion cyffredinol, darllenwch ein tudalen ar ofynion mynediad.
Mynediad yn 2018:
- 112 pwynt tariff o gymwysterau lefel 3* yn cynnwys gradd B mewn lefel A Cymraeg (neu gyfwerth) a
naill ai B mewn Lefel A Cerddoriaeth neu Radd V (5) ym mhapur theori ABRSM. Mae cymwysterau lefel 3 yn cynnwys Lefel A, BTEC, Mynediad, Cymhwyster Bagloriaeth Cymru ac eraill – am restr lawn, cyfeiriwch at y tariff newydd gan UCAS ar www.ucas.com.
- Rydym hefyd yn croesawu ceisiadau gan fyfyrwyr hŷn, unigolion â chymwysterau Ewropeaidd ac ymgeiswyr rhyngwladol.
Mynediad yn 2017 (tariff newydd UCAS ar gyfer cyrsiau yn cychwyn ym Medi 2017):
- 112 pwynt tariff o gymwysterau lefel 3* yn cynnwys gradd B mewn lefel A Cymraeg (neu gyfwerth) a naill ai B mewn Cerddoriaeth AS neu radd VIII ym mhapur theori ABRSM. Mae cymwysterau lefel 3 yn cynnwys Lefel A, BTEC, Mynediad, Cymhwyster Bagloriaeth Cymru ac eraill – am restr lawn, cyfeiriwch at y tariff newydd gan UCAS ar www.ucas.com.
- Rydym hefyd yn croesawu ceisiadau gan fyfyrwyr hŷn, unigolion â chymwysterau Ewropeaidd ac ymgeiswyr rhyngwladol.
General University entry requirements
We accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds and consider each application individually.
All students need to have good basic skills and the University also values IT and communication skills.
As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students.
To study a degree, diploma or certificate course you’ll be asked for a minimum of UCAS Tariff points. For a fuller explanation of the UCAS Tariff Points, please see www.ucas.com
We also consider applications from mature students who can demonstrate the motivation and commitment to study a university programme. Each year we enrol a significant number of mature students. For more help and advice about being a mature student at Bangor, please visit the Study at Bangor site.
Specific entry requirements can be seen on the individual course pages.
EU and International students' entry requirements
For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for EU and International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages. International applicants can also visit the International Education Centre section of our website for further details.
Home/EU students and International UCAS applicants
E-mail for General Admissions: email@example.com or write to:
Telephone: +44 (0)1248 383717
International students (non-UCAS applicants)
Email to International Admissions: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to
Telephone: +44 (0) 1248 382028
How to apply through UCASApply online via UCAS
UCAS stands for Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. All university applications are processed through UCAS and then passed on to the universities listed.
Students may apply for a maximum of five courses. For Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary courses students are only allowed to apply for four courses.
The application form is found on the UCAS website, under ‘Apply’.
The early closing date is October 15 for all Oxbridge, Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary students. The main closing date for all applications is January 15.
Your Personal Statement
Writing your Personal Statement is the part of the application form that requires most work. You are only allowed 47 lines or 500–550 words to explain why you wish to study the course and the skills you have that are essential for university study.
To write a successful personal statement for your UCAS application you must have a good understanding about the course and its content. Remember that you write only one personal statement for your five choices. Make sure that the courses are similar, if not the same, and make sure that you do not mention a specific course or university.
Read our advice on how to draft a winning personal statement or watch our video guide.
After you’ve applied
You should keep an eye on your application on UCAS ‘Track’. Offers from universities will appear on track and you will be able to accept or decline offers.
You can only reply when you have received all your decisions. The types of reply you can make are firm acceptance and insurance acceptance. Usually students reply in early May.
If you are an international student, our International Student pages offer further information on applying.
As an international student applying to study one of our undergraduate programmes you can;
- apply via UCAS,
- or apply direct to Bangor through our online direct application system
- or apply with the help of one of our recruitment agents
We receive around 350 exchange students every year from all over the world. 45% of these students come from Europe and the remainder from as far as Singapore, South Korea and Australia.
Confused about your next steps?
Take a look at our Going to University website for information and advice on getting ready for university.
Why study at the School of Music?
- School Excellence Scholarships - Rewarding Academic Achievement: students who start a BA course in the Schools of Modern Languages & Cultures, Music, Philosophy & Religion or Welsh in September 2017 and 2018 will be eligible for an MA Scholarship. These scholarships will be available to UK, EU and International students who have completed a BA degree in one of these Schools in Bangor University; achieved a 2:1 or above, and gained a place on a one-year full-time Taught Masters programme based in one of the Schools above. BA students who graduate with a 1st class degree will automatically receive a full tuition fee waiver for the MA. BA students who graduate with a 2:1 degree will automatically receive a fee reduction, and pay £1,000 fees for the MA. For more information about these scholarships please contact: email@example.com.
- The quality of the teaching at the School of Music has consistently be rated as excellent. We scored 100% overall satisfaction in both the 2016 and the 2017 National Student Survey, placing us top in Wales and 1st in the UK among traditional music departments.
- We offer one of the largest number of options of any UK music department, covering every aspect of the subject. You can shape your degree course to reflect your interests and strengths.
- Much of the teaching is in small groups, providing a stimulating and supportive environment. The options include ensemble coaching and tuition in conducting, and a number of vocational modules such as Arts Administration.
- We offer fantastic music facilities. The school itself is located in a recently renovated Victorian villa with a range of teaching rooms, practice rooms and social spaces for our students. We also have two fine concert halls (in which weekly rehearsals are held in addition to concerts), and four electronic music studios equipped to the highest specifications
- We have six grand pianos, three harpsichords, two organs, and a full suite of orchestral percussion.
- Our music library contains 30,000 scores, 3,000 CDs, and an excellent collection of books on music, and is open 24 hours a day during term time.
- The School of Music is at the heart of the university campus, with easy access to libraries, cafés and restaurants. The University’s Arts and Innovation centre – Pontio - is less than 5 minutes’ walk away.
- We take advantage of our local area for the study of music in Welsh culture, and draw on the resources of our Archive of Traditional Welsh Music and our Welsh Pop Archive.
- We have a unique collection of over 300 world instruments.
- All of our staff have international research profiles and are experts in their fields. In the government’s Research Excellence Framework (2014) exercise, 81% of our research was graded as world-leading or internationally excellent.
- Staff teach from their research specialisms, and so the course content is always at the cutting edge.
- We have excellent links with local and national employers, including Venue Cymru, Sain Records, the BBC, and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
- Our concert series is one of the most varied of any British university. It includes recitals by visiting artists, our resident ensembles, and concerts of electroacoustic music given by Electroacoustic Wales, alongside performances by students themselves.
Why study at the School of Welsh?
School Excellence Scholarships - Rewarding Academic Achievement: students who start a BA course in the Schools of Modern Languages & Cultures, Music, Philosophy & Religion or Welsh in September 2016 will be eligible for an MA Scholarship. These scholarships will be available to UK, EU and International students who have completed a BA degree in one of these Schools in Bangor University; achieved a 2:1 or above, and gained a place on a one-year full-time Taught Masters programme based in one of the Schools above. BA students who graduate with a 1st class degree will automatically receive a full tuition fee waiver for the MA. BA students who graduate with a 2:1 degree will automatically receive a fee reduction, and pay £1,000 fees for the MA. For more information about these scholarships please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A degree in Welsh gives you the opportunity to study one of the oldest languages in Europe. You’ll be able to learn more about the poetic traditions and some highlights of the prose tradition.
John Morris-Jones, one of the most important scholars and successful poets in Wales, was the first Professor of Welsh at Bangor. One of his most famous students at the beginning of the twentieth century was Kate Roberts, an author who was later crowned the queen of literature in Wales.
During your time at the School of Welsh you will also get the chance to study the work of many more of the department’s graduates, some of whom are well known litterateurs of the twentieth century, such as:
- Islwyn Ffowc Elis
- Eigra Lewis Roberts
- Angharad Tomos
- Sonia Edwards
- R. Williams Parry
- Gwyn Thomas
- Alan Llwyd
- Nesta Wyn Jones
- Einir Jones
- John Gwilym Jones
- William R. Lewis
- Dewi Wyn Williams
The fact that we’ve had creative writers such as R. Williams Parry and John Gwilym Jones on our staff in the past, and William R. Lewis, Gerwyn Wiliams, Jason Walford Davies and Gwyn Thomas being current staff at the department, is a clear sign of our commitment as an academic discipline.
One of our main priorities as a department is our students’ wellbeing. All our students are given a Personal Tutor that will be on hand to give help and advice about your academic work and personal difficulties. Also, to make sure that all our students get the best start at University, every first year student will be appointed a Peer Guide to help them settle in. The second and third year students will be there to help you during your first week as a student and beyond.
We also guarantee all first year students a place in our halls of residence. The most popular halls of residence with Welsh students is Neuadd John Morris Jones, home to centuries of Welsh students at Bangor for many years.
Writing in Welsh
A whole section of the School’s website is devoted to collating all the online resources that are available to help you write in Welsh.
Click here to gain access to this resource.
Studying at Bangor
Rated Gold for teaching
We have been awarded a Gold rating, the highest rating possible, for the standarad of our teaching in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment. The TEF assessment took into account teaching quality, learning environment and student outcomes and learning gain. We were judged to deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students and our teaching is of the highest quality found in the UK.
A top 10 university
The National Student Survey (NSS) results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 10 universities (excluding specialist institutions) for student satisfaction. This reflects the University’s focus on overall student experience.
Enjoy a university experience that’s amongst the best in the UK
Take advantage of the Bangor Student Experience (ranked in the top 20 in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017) with free membership of student clubs and societies, a new international experience programme and employability award scheme.
Award-winning clubs and societies!
Our clubs and societies have been named the best in the UK at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2017.
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’.
Investment in facilities
Benefit from continued investment in facilities and services – with an exciting new Arts and Innovation Centre, new Halls of Residence, and improved sports facilities amongst recent developments.
We guarantee accommodation for first year students who apply within the deadline and hold Bangor as a firm choice. Our accommodation has been rated in the Top 5 in the UK at the 2017 WhatUni Student Choice Awards.
- Creative Studies and Music BA (Joint Hons) (3 years)
- Cymraeg a Cherddoriaeth BA (Cydanrhydedd) (3 years)
- Electronic Engineering and Music BSc (Joint Hons) (3 years)
- English Literature and Music BA (Joint Hons) (3 years)
- History and Music BA (Joint Hons) (3 years)
- Media Studies and Music BA (Joint Hons) (3 years)
- Music BA (Hons) (3 years)
- Music BMus (Hons) (3 years)
- Music and Electronic Engineering BA (Joint Hons) (3 years)
- Music and French BA (Joint Hons) (4 years)
- Music and German BA (Joint Hons) (4 years)
- Music and History and Welsh History BA (Joint Hons) (3 years)
- Music and Italian BA (Hons) (4 years)
- Music and Spanish BA (Joint Hons) (4 years)
- Philosophy & Religion and Music BA (Joint Hons) (3 years)
- Welsh History and Music BA (Joint Hons) (3 years)
- Welsh History and Music BA (Joint Hons) (3 years)