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School of Music

We provide a stimulating and supportive environment for musical scholarship, composition and performance.


We offer undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that will allow you to challenge yourself academically and musically.

Dr Dan Bickerton explains why the School of Music is such a great place to study.
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International students

We welcome applicants from all parts of the world to join our thriving international community.

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One of the attractive features of studying with us is the richness and diversity of performance opportunities.

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Student life

Cardiff is a great location for the study of music. The city’s rich artistic culture combines Wales’ strong musical traditions with contemporary trends.

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My year spent in Cardiff was one of the most academically nurturing times of my life. I found the course leaders and lecturers to be incredibly supportive of my personal growth as a student and very willing to advise me in regard to various assignments. They were generous with their time and efforts to answer all of the MANY questions I had. I had a truly great experience at Cardiff - I cannot recommend it heartily enough.

Emily Masincup (MA in Music)
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New Recording Hits the Charts

22 April 2024

Scenes from Childhood, a new CD of piano music by Dr Pedro Faria Gomes, performed by Professor Kenneth Hamilton, recently reached No.17 in the UK Specialist Classical Charts and No.13 in the Presto Music Chart.

The School of Music presents their upcoming concert series.