Choosing to study Music with us is your opportunity to become engaged in a vibrant musical community.
Our undergraduate curriculum is strong in traditional skills, but also reflects contemporary developments in music and musicology.
Our students work and study with academic staff with expertise across composition, performance, musicology, ethnomusicology, and popular music.
We actively encourage our students to develop musical and critical skills that are suited to a wide variety of careers and workplaces. In 2013/14, 98.2% of our students found employment or were in further study six months after graduating.
Our graduates have found success both within the music profession – as composers, conductors, performers, teachers, arts administrators, and music librarians – but also in diverse fields such law, accountancy, politics, IT, marketing and management consultancy.
Our BMus course offers an in-depth study of music which allows you to specialise and develop your own musical interests:
Our BA programmes allow you to combine your music studies with English Literature, French, German, History, Italian, Mathematics, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Welsh:
|Degree name||UCAS Code|
|French and Music (BA)||WR31|
|German and Music (BA)||WR32|
|Italian and Music (BA)||WR33|
|Mathematics and Music (BA)||GW13|
|Mathematics and Music with a Year Abroad (BA)||GW31|
|Music and English Literature (BA)||WQ33|
|Music and History (BA)||WV31|
|Music and Philosophy (BA)||VW53|
|Music with a Year of Study Abroad (BA)||G84D|
|Religious Studies and Music (BA)||VW63|
|Welsh and Music (BA)||QW53|
Auditions and Interviews
Most of our undergraduate applicants will be invited to visit the School of Music. During your visit you will be able to take a tour of the building and will have a 15 minute audition and interview.
For more information please take a look at our admissions criteria.
Johanna is a second year Music student. Check out Johanna’s blog to find out what living in Cardiff and studying with us is really like.
Our Insiders are here to answer any questions you have about life at University in Cardiff – what is a typical day like? What clubs and societies are there? Is Cardiff’s music scene any good?