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Cerddoriaeth a Hanes (BA)

Blwyddyn Mynediad

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

Mae’r cwrs gradd cydanrhydedd yn galluogi i fyfyrwyr cyfuno astudio'r pynciau poblogaidd o Hanes a Cherddoriaeth.

Cadwch le ar ddiwrnod agored

A violinist and a pianist.

Trosolwg y cwrs

Many students find joint honours both stimulating and rewarding for the similarities and differences they encounter between the two subjects. Often there are complementary issues and perspectives as well as skills that link the subjects, be they critical analysis, historical contexts or the ability to experience and contribute to cutting–edge of research.

You will spend a similar amount of time on each subject, developing your music understanding and skills and pursuing a range of enquiries in different historical periods and topics.

The School of Music and the School of History, Archaeology and Religion offer challenging and fascinating suites of modules in their respective subject areas. 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.

Home to the arts, Cardiff is a great location for the study of music and history 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.

The University has a superb historical research collection and historical sites in the city include Cardiff Castle and the resources of the National Museum.  

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.


Nodweddion nodedig

  • This course is especially suited to those interested in seeing music within a broad cultural context, embracing the literary, the social, the historical and the political
  • There are no compulsory modules in either discipline
  • Your optional third year dissertation may draw on both disciplines
  • Instrumental tuition is fully funded by the School of Music on your principal study instrument if you are 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
Lleoedd sydd ar gael fel arferThe School of Music typically has 70 places available, the School of History, Archaeology and Religion typically has 320 places available.
Nifer y ceisiadau a dderbynnir fel arferThe School of Music typically receives 350 applications, the School of History, Archaeology and Religion typically receives 1800 applications.
  1. Yr Ysgol Hanes, Archaeoleg a Chrefydd

    Adeilad John Percival

    Rhodfa Colum


    CF10 3EU

  2. Yr Ysgol Cerddoriaeth

    Adeilad Cerddoriaeth

    31 Heol Corbett



    CF10 3EB

Gofynion mynediad

ABB-BBB including Music. Please note Critical Thinking and General Studies 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 a Music subject. Please also see 'other requirements' below.

34-32 points, to include 6 in HL Music. 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 Cerddoriaeth ac Ysgol Hanes, Archaeoleg a Chrefydd.


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 in Music are worth 10 or 20 credits; those in Years 2 & 3 History are weighted at 30 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 Music and 60 credits in History.

In Music, year one provides the foundations for you to take advantage of the creative and intellectual benefits of higher education. You will receive instruction in analysis, harmony and counterpoint, history of music, composition and practical musicianship. The History side of your degree will comprise three survey modules designed to introduce you to broad periods and historical subjects, from the medieval world to the modern Far East.

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.

Blwyddyn dau

You will take 60 credits in Music and 60 credits in History. 

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 History your courses become more chronologically focused with particular subject areas that build on the survey modules of Year 1.

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Now and Next: From Academia to Employment (30 Credits)HS000330 credydau
Approaches to HistoryHS170130 credydau
Exploring Historical DebateHS170230 credydau
Entangled Histories: Wales and the wider World,1714-1858HS170330 credydau
War, Peace and Diplomacy, c.900-c.1250HS170730 credydau
Heresy and Dissent, 1000-1450HS171030 credydau
Poverty and Relief in Medieval EuropeHS171430 credydau
Reformation and Revolution: Stuart Britain, 1603-1714HS172130 credydau
A Great Leap Forward China Transformed, 1840-presentHS175230 credydau
Europe between the two World WarsHS175330 credydau
The American RevolutionHS175430 credydau
From King Coal to Cool Cymru: Society and Culture in Wales, 1939-2000HS175630 credydau
Radicalism and the Common People, 1789-1880HS175830 credydau
Urban Visions, Rural Dreams: City and Country in Britain and the United States, 1850-2000HS176430 credydau
India and The Raj, 1857-1947HS176530 credydau
The Search for an Asian Modern: Japanese History from 1800 to the Post-War EraHS176830 credydau
Martyrs and Collaborators: Catholicism behind the Iron CurtainHS177230 credydau
Europe, East and West, 1945-1995HS177530 credydau
The Soviet Century: Russia and the Soviet Union, 1905-1991HS177630 credydau
Making Empires: Britain and the World, 1541-1714HS179330 credydau
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

Blwyddyn tri

You will take 60 credits in History 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).

History modules in the final year place considerable emphasis on working with primary documents. These are often unique materials uncovered during your lecturers’ researches. From these foundations students are encouraged to build complex historical interpretations, and to challenge received ideas and accounts in their chosen field of study.

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
DissertationHS180130 credydau
The World of the Anglo-Saxons, c.500-c.1087HS180330 credydau
Sexuality and the Social Order in Medieval EuropeHS180430 credydau
The Military Orders, 1100-1320HS180530 credydau
Deviants, Rebels and Witches in Early Modern Britain and IrelandHS182830 credydau
Germany's New Order in Europe, 1933-1945HS183230 credydau
Conflict, Coercion and Mass Mobilisation in Republican China 1911-1945HS183830 credydau
Fascism and Anti-Fascism in FranceHS184830 credydau
Race, Sex and Empire: Britain and India, 1765-1929HS185530 credydau
Wales, the English reform movement and the French Revolution of 1789HS185630 credydau
Glimpses of the Unfamiliar: Travellers to Japan from 1860 to the Post-War EraHS185830 credydau
Socialism, Society and Politics in Britain, 1880-1918HS186030 credydau
Remembering the Holocaust in Germany: Coming to Terms with the Past?HS186430 credydau
Class, Protest and Politics: South Wales, 1918-39HS186830 credydau
Health and Medicine in Early Modern BritainHS187530 credydau
Violence and Ideology in Inter-War Soviet RussiaHS188330 credydau
Czechoslovakia: The View from Central EuropeHS188430 credydau
From Hernando de Soto to the Seven Years' War: Accommodation, Violence and Networks in Native American HistoryHS188930 credydau
The Dangerous City? Urban Society and Culture, 1800-1914HS189630 credydau
The Arts in War and Peace: Culture and Politics in Britain, c.1930-1960HS189730 credydau
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 War Against the Jews: Antisemitism, the Holocaust, and Jewish ExperienceRT030830 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?

In Music, you will be taught by academic staff with expertise across composition, performance, musicology, ethnomusicology, and popular music.

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

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.

History modules are delivered through a mixture of lectures, seminars, classes, document workshops and individual tutorials. Students also undertake independent study and research, under the guidance of a supervisor.

Sut y caf fy nghefnogi?

For both subjects 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 tutor 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 History, Archaeology and Religion.

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?

Methods of assessment vary from module to module and may include essay assignments, presentations, extended projects, performances, and written exams.

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

School of Music

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 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.

School of History, Archaeology and Religion

In 2013/14, 94% of the School's graduates who were available for work reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduation.

We believe in giving its graduates the best opportunities to find employment. We organise interactive workshops with the Careers Service to help students identify their skills and attributes and have our own, in-School Workplace Placements and employability officer. Some of our graduates enter professions which make direct use of their academic expertise. The majority however compete very successfully in a wide range of other fields


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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