The School of Music at Cardiff University runs five taught postgraduate programmes:
- MA in Ethnomusicology
- MA in Music, Culture and Politics
- MA in Musicology
- MMus in Performance
- MMus in Composition
Each programme has its own distinct profile while sharing key features and teaching. A notable feature across the programmes is the emphasis on one-to-one tutorials and small-group seminars.
All students take 180 credits, including a final 60-credit project. Core timetabling which applies to all postgraduate taught programmes is as follows:
MUT001 Research Skills and MUT002 Study Skills: weekly seminars throughout the Autumn Semester (Wednesdays at 11.10am)
Postgraduate Forum: weekly meetings throughout both semesters (Thursdays at 11.10am)
John Bird Seminars: regular talks throughout both semesters (Tuesdays at 4.30pm)
Meet our students
Find out more about our academic staff and their research interests here.
Choice and flexibility
The wide-ranging interests and enthusiasms of our academic staff creates a strong intra-disciplinary ethos, which is reflected in the structure of our programmes.
Cardiff University: "Outstanding facilities are backed up by a teaching and research record that is hard to beat."
Sunday Times University Guide
Outstanding research environment
Cardiff University is a member of the Russell Group, the UK's top 20 research-intensive universities. The School of Music is an active research department and all postgraduate students receive a research allowance.
Home to the Arts
Cardiff is the ideal location for the study of music in the UK. being one of only three UK cities with both a professional opera (Welsh National Opera) and a professional orchestra (BBC National Orchestra of Wales).
Support for our students
The School of Music has all the amenties you need to facilitate your music studies including electro-acoustic studios, more than two dozen practice rooms, a new £250,000 computer resource centre and lecture theatre, a professional Concert Hall, and an extensive onsite library. Postgraduate students also have dedicated study and social facilities.