Why Study Music?
Your Music degree programme at Bangor is flexible – you will shape your degree course to reflect your interests and strengths. You will begin your study of music in a genuinely all-embracing way, engaging with musical theory and practice from Renaissance polyphony to electroacoustic composition, via every genre in between. You will use this broad framework as a launch pad for developing your own expertise in one of several fields of musicology, performance or composition, including contemporary music, classical performance, music in health and well-being, and all styles of composition. You will be making and studying music with other, like-minded young musicians, composers and musicologists, honing your craft and exploring the field. In your final year, you will have the opportunity to follow a specialism of your own, stretching your abilities and proving yourself.
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for Student Satisfaction: Music
I like the fact that as a musician you aren’t limited to performance only. I’m able to tailor my degree to what I want to do through the modules that I take; therefore, having the opportunity to make the most of my degree.
Our Research in Music
Our research active staff members follow a wide range of research interests in musicology, composition and performance. In the last RAE (2014), 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'.
Our staff conduct research and provide PhD supervision in Musicology, Composition, Performance and Health and Well-Being. Within these broad designations, we have key strengths in Early Music; 20th and 21st century Music; Music Editing; Welsh Music; Acousmatic and Electroacoustic Composition; Film Music; Sonic Arts; Contemporary Performance; Interactive Performance with Electronics.
Most staff members are active in more than one field and often engage with research projects with colleagues working in other disciplines.