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Course summary

This degree combines Music with the study of Spanish, one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. The course is ideal for those with an inquiring mind and a passion for exploring the cultures of other countries and societies, including Latin America. It offers an enriching experience with exciting intellectual challenges and a wide range of options that allow you to pursue your own interests. Music offers a broad range of units in musicology, composition and performance across diverse styles and genres. These are complemented by weekly concerts, regular masterclasses and performances in the department, and opportunities to get involved in the city's dynamic music scene. The department has a track record of international academic excellence and is exceptionally friendly and welcoming, with several of the staff running ensembles and performing with students. You will follow a structured language course in Spanish, as well as explore the rich history and culture of Spanish-speaking countries and communities, choosing from units in literature, film, history, thought, politics, linguistics and visual culture. You will spend your third year in a Spanish-speaking country, extending your language skills and cultural knowledge. To find out more about studying abroad, visit Global Opportunities ( Our courses offer an enriching experience with exciting intellectual challenges. Both departments encourage strong synergy between research and teaching, as well as stimulating performance opportunities in music, resulting in a vibrant learning environment as staff respond to new research in their teaching. Teaching is through lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, and one-to-one project supervision. Assessments may include presentations, essays, commentaries, exams, collaborative projects, debates, podcasts, video essays, and dissertations. Our course will ensure you practise a range of skills, which will make you attractive to future employers in the globalised workplace and in your choice of sector. Spanish can be studied from beginners' level and post-A level (or equivalent). As a modern languages student, you will have access to our state-of-the-art Multimedia Centre. You can also access extracurricular activities such as talks by visiting speakers, societies, language cafes, student newspapers, and talent shows. Music teaching and music-making take place in the magnificent 19th-century Victoria Rooms (, a familiar Bristol landmark with a 530-seat auditorium, recital room, extensive studio facilities and a suite of practice rooms reserved for Music students. Several organ and choral scholarships are available with local churches and Bristol Cathedral.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and accepts a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate study. If you studied at a school, college or university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualification equivalences, scholarships and details of our education representatives in your country/region:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate: 80% overall, with 8.0 in Music. Where a candidate is not taking EB Music we will accept 80% overall plus a Pass in Grade 8 Theory or Practical (ABRSM or Trinity).

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £29300 Year 1
International £29300 Year 1

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Music and Spanish at University of Bristol - UCAS