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Cerddoriaeth a Llenyddiaeth Saesneg (BA)

Blwyddyn Mynediad

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Mae’r rhaglen radd cydanrhydedd yn eich galluogi i gyfuno'r astudiaeth o Gerddoriaeth a Llenyddiaeth Saesneg.

Cadwch le ar ddiwrnod agored

A violinist and a pianist.

Trosolwg y cwrs

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 (or are working towards) Grade 7/8 Theory and are studying appropriate Humanities subjects at A-level.

We do not routinely interview applicants for this programme. 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.

Nodweddion nodedig

  • 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 for students taking a Practical Musicianship module
  • 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
Derbyniad nesafMedi 2020
Hyd3 blwyddyn
Modd (astudio)Amser llawn
  1. Yr Ysgol Saesneg, Cyfathrebu ac Athroniaeth

    Adeilad John Percival

    Rhodfa Colum


    CF10 3EU

  2. Yr Ysgol Cerddoriaeth

    Adeilad Cerddoriaeth

    31 Heol Corbett



    CF10 3EB

Gofynion mynediad

ABB-BBB including a B in English Literature, English Literature and English Language or Creative Writing, and a B in Music. Please note, General Studies and Critical Thinking will not be accepted.  Please also see ‘Other requirements’ below.  

Cymhwyster Prosiect Estynedig: Fel arfer, bydd ymgeiswyr sydd wedi ennill gradd A yn y Cymhwyster Prosiect Estynedig (EPQ) yn cael cynnig un radd yn is na’r cynnig safonol ar gyfer Safon Uwch. Noder bod yn rhaid bodloni unrhyw ofynion sy’n benodol i’r pwnc o hyd

Derbynnir Tystysgrif Her Sgiliau Bagloriaeth Cymru Uwch yn lle un pwnc Safon Uwch (ar y graddau a restrir uchod) ac eithrio unrhyw bynciau penodol.

DDM - DMM in the subject of Music but applicants will also need to have A in A Level English Literature or English Literature and Language or Creative Writing or equivalent. Please also see ‘Other requirements’ below. 

34-32 points, to include 6 in HL Music and 6 in HL English Literature. Please also see ‘Other requirements’ below. 

Gallai cymwysterau amgen gael eu derbyn. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth am ofynion mynediad ar dudalen meini prawf derbyn Ysgol Astudiaethau Saesneg, Cyfathrebu ac Athroniaeth ac Ysgol Cerddoriaeth.


Gradd C neu radd 4 mewn TGAU Iaith Saesneg.

IELTS (academic)

O leiaf 6.5 yn gyffredinol gydag o leiaf 5.5 ym mhob is-sgil.


O leiaf 90 ar y cyfan gyda sgôr o 17 o leiaf ar gyfer ysgrifennu, 17 ar gyfer gwrando, 18 ar gyfer darllen a 20 ar gyfer siarad.

PTE Academic

O leiaf 62 ar y cyfan gydag o leiaf 51 yn yr holl sgiliau cyfathrebu.

Trinity ISE II/III

II: dau Ragoriaeth a dau Deilyngdod o leiaf.
III: o leiaf Llwyddo ym mhob cydran.

Cymwysterau eraill a dderbynnir

Os ydych yn ymgeisydd tramor ac nid Saesneg yw eich iaith gyntaf, ewch i'n tudalen am ofynion Iaith Saesneg i gael rhagor o wybodaeth am ba gymwysterau y byddwn yn eu derbyn.

You will require GCSE Maths at grade C/4, and GCSE English or Welsh Language at grade C/4 or an accepted English Language equivalent You will be required to have, or be working towards, Grade 8 Music Practical in an instrument or voice.   

Ffioedd dysgu

Myfyrwyr y DU ac UE (2020/21)

Ffioedd DysguBlaendal

Ewch i'n tudalennau ffioedd dysgu i gael y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.

Gallai cymorth ariannol fod ar gael ar gyfer unigolion sy'n bodloni rhai meini prawf. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth yn ein hadran arian. Dim ond hyn a hyn o gymorth ariannol y gall y ffynonellau hyn eu cynnig, felly ni allwn warantu y bydd pawb sy'n bodloni'r meini prawf yn cael arian.

Myfyrwyr tu allan i'r UE (2020/21)

Ffioedd DysguBlaendal

Ewch i'n tudalennau ffioedd dysgu i gael y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.

Gallai cymorth ariannol fod ar gael ar gyfer unigolion sy'n bodloni rhai meini prawf. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth yn ein hadran arian. Dim ond hyn a hyn o gymorth ariannol y gall y ffynonellau hyn eu cynnig, felly ni allwn warantu y bydd pawb sy'n bodloni'r meini prawf yn cael arian.

Costau ychwanegol

Cyfarpar ar gyfer cwrs penodol

Other than your principal study instrument, you will not need any specific equipment.


Mae gennym amrywiaeth o breswylfeydd sydd yn gweddu i anghenion a phoced yr unigolyn. Cewch wybod rhagor ar ein tudalennau llety.

Strwythur y cwrs

This is a three-year full-time degree, consisting of 120 credits a year, split between the two Schools. Most modules are worth 20 credits.

Mae'r modiwlau a ddangosir yn esiampl o'r cwricwlwm arferol. Byddant yn cael eu hadolygu cyn blwyddyn academaidd 2020/21. Bydd y modiwlau terfynol yn cael eu cyhoeddi erbyn mis Medi 2020

Blwyddyn un

You will take 60 credits in English Literature and 60 credits in Music.

In Music, year one provides the foundations for you to take advantage of the creative and intellectual benefits of higher education. You will be offered instruction in analysis, harmony and counterpoint, history of music, composition and practical musicianship. As a BA student you will take a free choice from these subjects, subject to availability.

Note that some Music modules are ‘prerequisites', providing essential preparation for more advanced modules if you wish to pursue them in later years.

To complement your academic study, you are actively encouraged to join the University Choir or Orchestra and other ensembles.

In English Literature you will take three 20-credit modules.

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Critical Reading and Critical WritingSE214620 credydau
Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Composition 1AMU110710 credydau
Ethnomusicology 1: Music in Human LifeMU112410 credydau
Elements of Tonal Music 1MU112520 credydau
The Full WorksMU112710 credydau
Elfennau 1MU113520 credydau
Composition 1BMU120810 credydau
A History of Popular MusicMU122610 credydau
Elements of Tonal Music 2MU122720 credydau
From Page to Stage: Dramaturgy in Musical TheatreMU123010 credydau
Composing the LandscapeMU123110 credydau
Elfennau 2MU123720 credydau
Practical Musicianship 1MU131410 credydau
Repertoire StudiesMU131720 credydau
Cerddoriaeth Ymarferol IMU132410 credydau
Astudiaethau RepertoireMU132720 credydau
Drama: Stage and PageSE213920 credydau
Star-cross'd Lovers: the Politics of DesireSE214020 credydau
Transforming Visions: Text and ImageSE214220 credydau
Transgressive Bodies in Medieval LiteratureSE214720 credydau
Ways of ReadingSE214820 credydau

Blwyddyn dau

You will take 60 credits in English Literature and 60 credits in Music.

In Music, courses are more advanced and you will focus on more specialist topics, choosing from four groups: Composition and Electroacoustic Studies, Written and Practical Musicianship, Analytical and Critical Skills, and Historical Studies.

Our year two modules on the Business of Music I/II are designed to help you better understand different branches of the music profession and give an opportunity for a short placement in an area related to music or the arts, either in one block or as a series of regular workplace visits.

In English Literature you may select from a range of modules based on period, genre or theme, reading a variety of texts in their historical and cultural contexts.

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Analysing 20th Century MusicMU215210 credydau
Studio Techniques 1: Midi and SynthesisersMU215310 credydau
Formal Functions in the Classical TraditionMU215720 credydau
OrchestrationMU216120 credydau
The Business of Music 1MU216410 credydau
Performance Practice and Organology: the Long Eighteenth Century, 1700-1830MU216710 credydau
Performance Practice and Organology: the Long Eighteenth Century, 1700-1830MU216820 credydau
Harmonic Practice, 1725-1870MU217810 credydau
Reading Film SoundMU217910 credydau
Reading Film SoundMU218120 credydau
Music in France Since 1900MU218210 credydau
Music in France Since 1900MU218320 credydau
Studio Techniques 1: Midi and SynthesisersMU226110 credydau
Ethnomusicology 2: Music in Cross-Cultural PerspectiveMU227120 credydau
The Business of Music 2MU227220 credydau
Contrapuntal Practice, 1725-1870MU228410 credydau
British Art Music from c.1900MU228510 credydau
British Art Music from c.1900MU228620 credydau
Issues in Popular MusicMU228710 credydau
Issues in Popular MusicMU228820 credydau
Opera WorldsMU228910 credydau
Opera WorldsMU229020 credydau
Composition 2MU232020 credydau
Music Sounded Out: Interpreting Oral and Recorded Genres and FormsMU235620 credydau
Practical Musicianship 2MU235810 credydau
Practical Musicianship 2BMU235910 credydau
Practical Contribution Portfolio 2MU236010 credydau
Cerddoriaeth Ymarferol IIMU236520 credydau
Style and GenreSE141620 credydau
The Robin Hood TraditionSE236720 credydau
Modernist FictionsSE244520 credydau
Children's Literature: Form and FunctionSE244720 credydau
Introduction to Romantic PoetrySE245020 credydau
African-American LiteratureSE245120 credydau
Modernism and the CitySE246320 credydau
Gothic Fiction: The Romantic AgeSE246820 credydau
Social Politics and National Style: American Fiction and Form, 1920-1940SE247020 credydau
Literature and ScienceSE247120 credydau
Dickens in Many MediaSE247220 credydau
Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Women WritersSE247620 credydau
Shakespeare's Tragedies and HistoriesSE247720 credydau
Contemporary Poetry: Tradition and InnovationSE248120 credydau
GirlsSE248220 credydau
Object Women in Literature and FilmSE249420 credydau
Renaissance Poetry, Prose and Drama: The Principal Genres, Issues and AuthorsSE249720 credydau
Decadent Men, 1890s-1910s: Wilde to ForsterSE249820 credydau
Chaucer's Gender Politics: Chivalry, Sex and Subversion in the Canterbury TalesSE261820 credydau
Contemporary British FictionsSE261920 credydau
Experimental Early Modern DramaSE262020 credydau
Writing MourningSE262120 credydau
Philosophy and LiteratureSE262320 credydau
Jane Austen in ContextSE262520 credydau
ENCAP Employability ModuleSE625520 credydau

Blwyddyn tri

You will take 60 credits in English Literature and 60 credits in Music.

In Music, you choose again from the four subject groups, and can pursue one of the three major academic projects: Dissertation, Project in Ethnomusicology, or Project in Music Analysis. 

You may complete a short composition portfolio (Composition IV) and/or an 'open’ recital in front of examiners and an invited audience (Practical Musicianship IV).

In English Literature, by year three you will have gained an experience of a variety of literary periods, topics, genres and approaches, developing your critical faculties and your skills in analysing texts and contexts. You will therefore be in an excellent position to choose between a range of more specialised modules in which you will be able to engage with current issues in research and scholarship in relation to authors and texts both well-known and possibly less well-known to you.

The option in both subjects to write a dissertation lets you choose a topic that draws on both disciplines, if you wish.

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Practical Musicianship 3 (Ensemble)MU313710 credydau
The Birth of ModernismMU314910 credydau
Studio Techniques 2: Audio and Hard Disk RecordingMU316320 credydau
20th Century Contrapuntal PracticeMU316410 credydau
The Birth of ModernismMU316520 credydau
Nineteenth Century Italian OperaMU316810 credydau
Nineteenth Century Italian OperaMU316920 credydau
The Cultures of BeethovenMU317410 credydau
The Cultures of BeethovenMU317520 credydau
Studio Techniques 2: Audio and Hard Disk RecordingMU326720 credydau
Wagner and Romantic OperaMU327410 credydau
Wagner and Romantic OperaMU327520 credydau
Performance Practice and Organology the Long Seventeenth Century, 1550-1700MU328410 credydau
Performance Practice and Organology the Long Seventeenth Century, 1550-1700MU328520 credydau
Jazz, Culture and PoliticsMU328610 credydau
Jazz, Culture and PoliticsMU328720 credydau
FugueMU328810 credydau
Aural Cultures from the Phonograph to the SmartphoneMU328910 credydau
Aural Cultures from the Phonograph to the SmartphoneMU329020 credydau
DissertationMU334030 credydau
Project in Music AnalysisMU334330 credydau
Practical Musicianship 4 (Performance)MU334420 credydau
Composition 4MU334520 credydau
Project in EthnomusicologyMU334630 credydau
Practical Contribution Portfolio 3MU334710 credydau
TraethawdMU335030 credydau
Cerddoriaeth Ymarferol IV (Perfformiad)MU335420 credydau
The Graphic MemoirSE140920 credydau
Fictive Histories/Historical FictionsSE246720 credydau
DissertationSE252420 credydau
HitchcockSE254420 credydau
Modern Drama: Page, Stage, ScreenSE255120 credydau
Gender and Monstrosity: Late/Neo VictorianSE256420 credydau
Utopia: Suffrage to CyberpunkSE258120 credydau
Second-generation Romantic PoetsSE258220 credydau
Bluestockings, Britannia, Unsexed Females: Women in Public Life, 1770-1800SE258820 credydau
Gothic Fiction: The VictoriansSE258920 credydau
Poetry in the Making: Modern Literary ManuscriptsSE259220 credydau
Postcolonial TheorySE259320 credydau
Visions of Past and Future in Children's LiteratureSE259520 credydau
Island Stories: Literatures of the North AtlanticSE259820 credydau
Medieval Romance: Monsters and MagicSE259920 credydau
John MiltonSE260820 credydau
The American Short StorySE260920 credydau
Apocalypse Then and NowSE261120 credydau
Criminal ShakespeareSE261220 credydau
Scandal and Outrage: Controversial Literature of the Twentieth and Twenty-First CenturiesSE261320 credydau
Representing Race in Contemporary AmericaSE261620 credydau
Love, Death and Marriage in Renaissance DramaSE262220 credydau
Visuality, Culture and TechnologySE262420 credydau
Mae'r Brifysgol wedi ymrwymo i ddarparu amrywiaeth eang o opsiynau modiwl lle’n bosibl. Ond byddwch yn ymwybodol er y byddwn yn gwneud pob ymdrech i gynnig dewis, gall hyn gael ei gyfyngu mewn rhai amgylchiadau. Y rheswm am hyn yw'r ffaith mai dim ond nifer cyfyngedig o leoedd sydd ar gael ar rai modiwlau, a gaiff eu dyrannu ar sail y cyntaf i'r felin. Mae'n ofynnol i fodiwlau eraill sicrhau isafswm nifer o fyfyrwyr cyn gallu eu cynnal, er mwyn gwneud yn siŵr y gellir cyflwyno addysg o ansawdd priodol. Gall modiwlau gael eu cyfyngu oherwydd gwrthdaro yn yr amserlen hefyd, ac er bod y Brifysgol yn ymdrechu i amharu cyn lleied â phosibl ar eich dewis, byddai'n syniad da i chi ofyn am gyngor gan yr Ysgol berthnasol am y dewisiadau modiwl sydd ar gael.

Dysgu ac asesu

Sut caf fy addysgu?

Instrumental tuition is fully funded by the School of Music on your principal study instrument if you are taking a Practical Musicianship module. This includes accompaniment at your final recital. You receive 24 half-hour lessons over the course of the year.

In Music, we use a range of teaching and learning styles, including lectures, small-group seminars and workshops, individual tutorials, ensemble instrumental tuition, rehearsals, and independent study. Cardiff offers a supportive learning environment, where students are enabled to acquire a range of skills and a wealth of specialist knowledge. Our courses foster intellectual skills, such as critical thinking, close analysis, evaluating evidence, constructing arguments, using theory, and the effective deployment of language in writing and in debate. We also help you gain experience in team-working, independent research, and time management.

In English, you will be taught both by lecture and seminar. Lectures provide an overview of the key concepts and frameworks for a topic, equipping you to carry out independent research for the seminars and to develop your own ideas.

Seminars provide an opportunity for you to explore the ideas outlined in the lecture in a small group environment. Seminars would usually consist of about 15 students and the seminar leader (a member of the teaching team). Seminars may take various formats, including plenary group discussion, small group work and student-led presentations.

Blwyddyn 1

Gweithgareddau dysgu ac addysgu wedi'u trefnu


Astudio annibynnol dan arweiniad


Lleoliadau ments


Blwyddyn 2

Gweithgareddau dysgu ac addysgu wedi'u trefnu


Astudio annibynnol dan arweiniad


Lleoliadau ments


Blwyddyn 3

Gweithgareddau dysgu ac addysgu wedi'u trefnu


Astudio annibynnol dan arweiniad


Lleoliadau ments


Sut y caf fy nghefnogi?

For Music at the start of each year you will be given a guide to module aims, learning outcomes, methods of assessment, module syllabuses, and reading and listening lists. Your allocated personal tutors will be able to provide advice and guidance on module choices and you will have regular meetings with them.

You will have a personal tutor in both the School of Music and the School of English, Communication and Philosophy.

For the final-year projects you will have a supervisor to monitor progress and provide individual consultations by arrangement.

You will have access through the Learning Central website to relevant multimedia material, presentations, lecture handouts, bibliographies, further links, electronic exercises and discussion circles.

The University offers a range of services including the Careers Service, the Counselling Service, the Disability and Dyslexia Service, the Student Support Service, and excellent libraries and resource centres.

Sut caf fy asesu?

A range of formative and summative assessment methods are used, including essays, examinations, presentations, portfolios, performances and creative assignments.

Essays and examinations are used not only for assessment purposes but also as a means of developing your capacities to gather, organise, evaluate and deploy relevant information and ideas from a variety of sources in reasoned arguments. Dedicated essay workshops and individual advice enable you to produce your best work, and written feedback on essays feeds forward into future work, enabling you to develop your strengths and address any weaker areas.

The optional final-year dissertation provides you with the opportunity to investigate a specific topic of interest to you in depth and to acquire detailed knowledge about a particular field of study, to use your initiative in the collection and presentation of material and present a clear, cogent argument and draw appropriate conclusions.

Dulliau asesu (2017/18 data)

Blwyddyn 1

Arholiadau ysgrifenedig


Arholiadau ymarferol


Gwaith cwrs


Blwyddyn 2

Arholiadau ysgrifenedig


Arholiadau ymarferol


Gwaith cwrs


Blwyddyn 3

Arholiadau ysgrifenedig


Arholiadau ymarferol


Gwaith cwrs


Pa sgiliau bydda i’n eu hymarfer a’u datblygu?

You will acquire and develop a range of valuable skills, both discipline specific and more generic ‘employability skills’, such as:

  • asking the right questions of complex texts
  • identifying and applying relevant data
  • critical skills (reasoning, evaluating evidence, problem-solving, relating theory to practice)
  • oral and written communication skills
  • coping with uncertainty/complexity
  • creativity and innovative thinking
  • computer literacy
  • leadership, teamwork and self-management
  • identifying, recording and communicating your relevant career attainments

Gyrfaoedd a lleoliadau gwaith

Rhagolygon gyrfa

In 2015/16, 95% of the School of Music’s graduates who were available for work reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduation.

The skills developed within a music degree help our students to progress to a wide range of careers, both within and beyond the music profession.

Employability skills are embedded in modules at the School of Music so that you will learn both music-specific and academic skills that are transferable to other domains, especially the workplace. Our second-year modules on the Business of Music are designed to help you better understand different branches of the music profession and provide an opportunity to undertake a short placement in a music-related or arts-related area.

Our annual series of talks on Careers in Music offer a great chance to meet professionals active in a range of fields such as performance, music education, music journalism, arts and artist management, production and licensing, and composing for media.

In 2015/16, 95% of the School of English, Communication and Philosophy’s graduates who were available for work reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduation.


Year two modules on the Business of Music I/II give an opportunity for a short placement, either in one block or as a series of regular workplace visits.


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