Media Studies and Music at Bangor University - UCAS

Course summary

This course provides a fantastic creative opportunity to grow as a musician while combining your studies with media production. In addition to and in-depth study of music, you will also purse media-focussed topics, including television and radio journalism, print journalism, digital journalism, and media practice. You will be part of a vibrant music community, performing or attending performances in public venues. This course will enable you to develop your skills and knowledge, offering imaginative approaches and creative insight. With magnificent facilities, world-class staff expertise, and one of the most vibrant performing environments of any UK university, Bangor is an exceptional location to study Media and Music. This exciting degree will equip you with a broad range of production skills within different areas of the media, including documentary filmmaking, radio, screenwriting and short film production. It will also provide a theoretical grounding and historical understanding of how the media operate. Meanwhile, the Music modules will provide an excellent experience and understanding of the richness of music as a vibrant part of our everyday lives. The music modules on offer to you are distinctive in that they offer a unique balance of subject breadth with opportunities to specialise, meaning that you’re sure to find the ideal course to challenge and stimulate you. Media studies at Bangor is also unique, offering a close integration of academic and theoretical approaches with hands-on creative practice. Students in the School have the opportunity at all levels to combine a study of their chosen field with practice-based outcomes such as journalism, film and media/digital media production. Media staff in the School are also practising professionals and consultants, and have a range of research interests including advertising, media regulation, privacy, digital journalism, political communication, online journalism, professional writing, comics, visual culture, gaming, virtual worlds, global media, social networks, and documentary. ‘Placement Year’ and 'International Experience Year’ options are available for this course. You will have the opportunity to fully consider these options when you have started your course at Bangor and can make an application for a transfer onto such a pathway at the appropriate time. You can find more information about these options on our website and if you have any questions, please get in touch. If you don’t have the required qualifications for this degree-level course or are looking to re-enter education after time away from study, then a Foundation Year Programme might be the right choice for you. Please see Media Studies and Production (with Foundation Year) P31F or Music (with Foundation Year) W30F.


For details of the modular structure, please see the course description on Bangor University's website.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We are happy to accept combinations of the qualifications listed above, as well as alternative Level 3 qualifications such as City & Guilds, Access and Cambridge Technical Diplomas. For all Music courses the ability to read staff notation is required. Points from grade examinations are taken into consideration where appropriate, although are not normally included in the offer. Level 3 qualifications can be considered in conjunction with grade B in A level Music, or merit in the ABRSM/Trinity/LCM/Rockschool Grade 5 Theory/Grade 7 Practical; or IB Higher in Music. We also welcome applications from mature learners. If you don't think you'll meet the entry requirements specified, you may be able to gain entry to this course via a Foundation Year route. Please see: Media Studies and Production with Foundation Year (P31F) or Music with Foundation Year (W30F). International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements), details at:

English language requirements

For the most up-to-date information on acceptable English Language proficiency qualifications, please visit our webpage below.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1

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Media Studies and Music at Bangor University - UCAS