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The School of Music at Cardiff University offers taught programmes at undergraduate level (BMus, BA Single, BA Joint, and BSc) and at postgraduate level (MA and MMus). Its postgraduate research programmes include both MPhil and PhD modes.

There are opportunities for exploring the music of Central and East-Central Europe in many of these programmes. At undergraduate level, for example, current modules include 'Czech Orchestral Music' and 'Russian Music up to 1914' (Year 2) and historical topics 'National Traditions of 19th-Century Opera', 'Polish Music and the Search for Identity' and 'Piano Music and Pianism from Liszt to Ligeti' (Year 3).

Module options offered as part of the MA programmes include 'Stravinsky through his Sketches and Revisions', 'East meets West: Polish Music 1956-65', 'Squaring the Triangle: Socialist Realism and Music', 'Music and Nationalism' and 'Music and Power in Habsburg Vienna: 1700, 1800 and 1900'. Recent MA theses have included topics such as The Symphonies of Johann Michal Haydn, an edition of Gyrowetz's String Quartets op.42, Zarebski's Solo Piano Music, Ligeti and the Piano Miniature and Penderecki's Sacred Choral Music.

In the School's doctoral programmes, recent research topics have included Lutoslawski's Concept of Akcja, Stylistic Change in the Hungarian Violin School 1900-1960, the Polish Symphony and Symphonism since 1956, Stravinsky's Text-Settings of Russian Folk Poetry, and Yugoslav Modernism.

For further details of taught and research programmes, and of sources of internal and external funding for postgraduate study, please see Degree Programmes.