The School of Music offers three areas of postgraduate research which can be pursued either full or part-time: Musicology (including Ethnomusicology); Composition; Performance. Postgraduate Music Research can be submitted for PhD in the form of a thesis, a portfolio of original compositions with written commentary, or a performance recital (recorded) with thesis.
International Scholarship Fund
Cardiff University offers a highly prestigious International Scholarship Fund designed to attract and reward the brightest students.
There is a wide range of distinct scholarships available for international students, at all academic levels: Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught, and PhD.
More information, including details on how to apply, is available from the University’s International Scholarship Fund website.
Postgraduate research studentships
The School of Music will be offering a number of postgraduate research studentships for 2013/14:
A Home/EU studentship will cover tuition fees at the Home/EU fee rate. All applications received by 31 May 2013 will be considered automatically for a studentship by the School. The Award Panel meets in June and successful applicant(s) will be contacted in early July.
Overseas Research Scholarships
The School will be nominating up to two candidates for the University's Overseas Research Scholarships scheme (tuition fees only). One successful candidate will also receive an international studentship from the School of Music to cover maintenance costs. The deadline for receipt of applications by the School of Music is 3 May 2013. The Awards Panel will meet in mid June and successful applicants will be notified at the beginning of July.
Cardiff University Overseas Research Scholarship - Application Form
Cardiff University Overseas Research Scholarship - School Statement of Support
Cardiff University Overseas Research Scholarship - Notes and Guidance for Applicants
Part-time awards (Edward Rhys-Price Bequest)
Two x £1,000 awards are available from Cardiff University for Home/EU students for the academic year 2012/13. They are available to continuing, part-time, self-funding research students only.
Studentships are awarded on a competitive basis and are available subject to acceptance onto the relevant programme. They will not be offered in conjunction with another scholarship or funding opportunity.
Please note that applicants must have received an offer of a place on the postgraduate research programme before applying.
Coleg Cymraeg scholarship scheme
The School of Music welcomes PGR applications for funding via the Coleg Cymraeg scholarship scheme. Students interested in aspects of Welsh music -- traditional, folk, popular, or 'classical' - are encouraged to contact Dr Sarah Hill to discuss potential PhD projects.'
Y mae'r Ysgol Cerddoriaeth yn croesawu ceisiadau ar gyfer Ysgoloriaethau Ymchwil y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. Dylai myfyrwyr sydd â diddordeb mewn cerddoriaeth Cymraeg, boed traddodiadol, gwerin, poblogaidd, neu 'clasurol', gysylltu â Dr Sarah Hill er mwyn trafod eu syniadau.
For further information please contact the School Postgraduate Office:
Miss Natasha Smith
Phone: +44 (0) 29 2087 4816