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Music and English Literature BA (Hons)

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site - Cardiff

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The School of Music and the School of English, Communication and Philosophy offer challenging courses of modules in each subject. The flexibility of the course allows you to specialise and develop your own interests, while acquiring a solid, broad-based education and developing transferable skills. English Literature at Cardiff University offers access to the whole span of English literature, from the Anglo-Saxon period to the 21st century. Nor is the curriculum restricted to the printed word – we are intrigued by the connections between literature and film, art, music, history, language, and popular culture, and our teaching reflects these interests.After a grounding in your first year, you are free to follow a traditional course covering multiple periods and genres or to build a more distinctive mix of modules combining literary study with analysis of other cultural forms.Home to the arts, Cardiff is a great location for the study of music in the UK. The city has a professional opera company, Welsh National Opera, and a professional symphony orchestra, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. The School of Music enjoys a fruitful relationship with both organisations that allows, for instance, students to attend dress rehearsals and buy cut-price tickets for concerts. As a joint honours student, you will find that often there are complementary issues and perspectives as well as skills and that link subjects, be they critical analysis, historical contexts or recent research. You will spend a similar amount of time on each subject, benefiting from developing your music understanding and skills while studying the fascinating and challenging subject of English Literature.You are expected to have gained or shown evidence of working towards Grade 8 in one or more instruments or voice at the time of your application. You may be considered if you are not taking A-level Music but have Grade 8 Practical and Grade 7/8 Theory and are studying appropriate Humanities subjects at A-level.We do not routinely interview applicants for our undergraduate programmes. Applicants with a non-traditional qualification may be invited to attend an informal interview in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy which will have a bearing on the selection decision.Distinctive features•This course is especially suited to those interested in seeing music within a broad cultural context, embracing the literary, the social and the political•The option in both subjects to write a dissertation lets you choose a topic that draws on both disciplines•Instrumental tuition is fully funded by the School of Music on your principal study instrument•Business of Music modules offer a short work placement•Composition workshops, performance masterclasses, the University concert series, the John Bird lectures presented by visiting academics and the careers talks provides many opportunities for contact with active music professionals

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 17,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : BBB - ABB

To include B in A Level English Language and Literature, English Literature or Creative Writing and B in A Level Music. This offer excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    30th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff has over 8,500 international students from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global university with formal links and partnerships with more than 200 institutions worldwide.
The university's culture encourages international exchanges and collaborations.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 106 1

    10th out of 85 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    144 70%

    26th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%

    47th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    72nd

    17
  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    162 75%

    18th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    23rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.44 89%

    6th

    2

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