BA Music and Portuguese (WR35)

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UCAS code WR35
Application method UCAS
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £24,000 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year
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Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
Part-time study Part-time study is not available on this course.

About BA Music and Portuguese

This joint honours degree combines a full course in music with the study of Portuguese language, literature and culture, providing you with a valuable skill set that is ideally tailored to the increasingly globalised workplace.

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 dynamic music scene in the city of Bristol.

Portuguese is the seventh most widely spoken language in the world and is an official language of nine countries across four continents. The rise of the Brazilian and Angolan economies means Portuguese speakers are increasingly in demand.

You will spend your third year abroad in a Portuguese-speaking environment, which will enable you to refine your language skills and cultural knowledge.

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Course structure

This joint degree provides a wide range of units that allow you to pursue your own interests in both fields. In your first year, you will take 60 credits in each department, and in years two and four you can specialise in one subject (80 credits in one and 40 in the other). In year one, music analysis history is compulsory, with a choice of composition, performance or another history unit. Second and fourth years allow even more choice and your third year is spent abroad. You will have access to the Bristol School of Modern Languages' state-of-the-art multimedia centre. 

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Typical offer for BA Music and Portuguese - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAB including Music and a modern language. Merit in Grade 8 Theory or Practical (ABRSM or Trinity) can be accepted in place of A-level Music.
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
BBB including Music and a modern language. Merit in Grade 8 Theory or Practical (ABRSM or Trinity) can be accepted in place of A-level Music.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 5, 5 at Higher Level in Music and a modern language. Merit in Grade 8 Theory or Practical (ABRSM or Trinity) can be accepted in place of Higher Level Music.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 5, 5 at Higher Level in Music and a modern language. Merit in Grade 8 Theory or Practical (ABRSM or Trinity) can be accepted in place of Higher Level Music.
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, M3 is C
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Music) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit, plus either B in A-level Music or Merit in Grade 8 Theory or Practical (ABRSM or Trinity). Applicants must also demonstrate proven capacity for language learning, usually through a B in a modern language A-level.
BTEC offer DDM plus B in a modern language A-level and either B in A-level Music or Merit in Grade 8 Theory or Practical (ABRSM or Trinity).
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AB (in any order) in Music and a modern language, and Standard Higher: AAABB. Merit in Grade 8 Theory or Practical (ABRSM or Trinity) can be accepted in place of Advanced Higher Music.
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade
European Baccalaureate offer80% overall, with 8.0 in Music and in a modern language. Merit in Grade 8 Theory or Practical (ABRSM or Trinity) can be accepted in place of EB Music.
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
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Additional requirementsWhere an academic qualification in Music is not available, Merit in ABRSM/Trinity Grade 8 Music Theory can be considered.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

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