BA Music and French (WR31)
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|Course duration||4 year(s) full-time|
Fees quoted are for 2020 entry only. Fees for 2021 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2020.
Part-time tuition fees will normally be charged on a pro rata basisFurther information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
|Location of course||Clifton campus, Placements|
6-7 year(s) part-time
Part-time study over six or seven years with daytime, weekday teaching plus a period of residence abroad
About BA Music and French
This joint honours degree combines a full course in music with the study of French language, literature and culture.
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. The department is exceptionally friendly and welcoming and staff run ensembles and perform with students.
French is the first language of some 90 million speakers around the world. Francophone countries offer diverse and stimulating cultures for study, and the importance of French in European business and diplomacy makes knowledge of the language and associated culture both necessary and rewarding.
You will spend your third year abroad in a French-speaking environment, which will enable you to refine your language skills and cultural knowledge.
This joint degree provides a wide range of units that allows 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 harmony and analysis are compulsory, in addition to which you have 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 School of Modern Languages' state-of-the-art multimedia centre.
Both departments encourage strong synergy between research and teaching, as well as stimulating performance opportunities in music, resulting in a vibrant learning environment for students as staff respond in their teaching to new research. Our courses offer an enriching experience with exciting intellectual challenges.Find out more about the course structure and units available for Music and French
Typical offer for BA Music and French - applicants must meet one of the following
|AAB including Music and French.
Where a candidate is not taking A-level Music, we will accept AAB including French, plus Grade 8 Theory or Practical (ABRSM or Trinity) at Merit or above.
What is a contextual offer?
|BBB including Music and French.
Where a candidate is not taking A-level Music, we will accept BBB including French, plus Grade 8 Theory or Practical (ABRSM or Trinity) at Merit or above.
|International Baccalaureate Diploma
|34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 5, 5 at Higher Level in Music and French.
Where a candidate is not taking Higher Level Music, we will accept 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in French, plus Grade 8 Theory or Practical (ABRSM or Trinity) at Merit or above.
|International Baccalaureate Diploma
What is a contextual offer?
|31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 5, 5 at Higher Level in Music and French.
Where a candidate is not taking Higher Level Music, we will accept 31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in French, plus Grade 8 Theory or Practical (ABRSM or Trinity) at Merit or above
|Cambridge Pre-U offer||Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C.|
|Access to HE Diploma offer||Access to HE Diploma in Music. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above. Plus either B in A-level Music or Merit in Grade 8 Theory or Practical (ABRSM or Trinity). Plus proven capacity for language learning, usually through a B at A-level in French. |
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|BTEC offer||DDM plus B in A-level French, and either B in A-level Music or Grade 8 Theory or Practical (ABRSM or Trinity) at Merit or above|
|Scottish Qualifications Authority offer||Advanced Higher: AB (in any order) including Music and French, and Standard Higher: AAABB.|
Where a candidate is not taking Advanced Higher Music, we will accept Advanced Higher: AB including French, and Standard Higher: AAABB, plus Grade 8 Theory or Practical (ABRSM or Trinity) at Merit or above
|Welsh Baccalaureate offer||Requirements 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 offer||80% overall, with 8.0 in Music and in French.|
Where a candidate is not taking EB Music, we will accept 80% overall, with 8.0 in French, plus Grade 8 Theory or Practical (ABRSM or Trinity) at Merit or above.
|UK qualifications||Further information about UK qualifications|
|International qualifications||Accepted international qualifications|
Applicants must also meet these requirements
|GCSE profile requirements||Profile:|
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:
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|Additional requirements||Where an academic qualification in Music is not available, Merit in ABRSM/Trinity Grade 8 Music Theory can be considered.|
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Admissions statements relate to 2020 entry and will be updated for 2021 entry in summer 2020.
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