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Study abroad

Robert Stevens, Professor Jenni Cook and Matthew Lush
Robert Stevens and Matthew Lush (School of Music students) at the University of New Hampshire with Professor Jenni Cook.

Expand your horizons by studying abroad, an experience you will never forget.

Hear the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Play in an American college big band. Attend open mic nights in Ljubljana. Take a weekend trip to see the Grand Canyon.

Build on your employability, discover new areas of study, and experience life in another country. You can study in a university or conservatoire in North America, Australia, Asia or Europe, and immerse yourself in the life and culture of another country.

Studying at University of Helsinki was one of the most enriching and eye-opening experiences I’ve ever had. Nothing can compare to the memories you’ll make and the international friendships you’ll create!

Jackie Yip BA with a Year Abroad

Who can study abroad

All our students studying a Single Honours degree in Music, and some studying for a Joint Honours degree, can spend a semester or a year studying abroad. Degrees which include a year abroad are taken over four years, with the third year spent at an international partner institution.

Studying abroad at University New Hampshire (USA) was the biggest and best adventure I’ve ever had! Making new friends, learning new things, and experiencing and life and university is like in a different country. It’s absolutely amazing!

Lizzie Watson BMus with a Year Abroad

What you can study abroad

You can continue your studies in the subjects we offer at the School of Music, such as performance, composition, music history and film music. You may also study new subjects such as music therapy and music psychology, conducting, jazz composition and composing for film, TV and video games, subject to availability at your host institution.

Most of our partner universities provide instruction in English, but those studying in Europe may also have the opportunity to study in the respective country’s national language.

Language lunches

Our weekly language lunches bring together our international community of students and staff, with the opportunity to speak in various languages with native speakers and other language learners.

Practice your language skills, converse with students from our international partner institutes, and prepare yourself for study abroad.

Find out more

Dr Cameron Michael Gardner

Dr Cameron Michael Gardner

Lecturer & International Exchange, Socrates-Erasmus Co-ordinator

Email
gardnerc1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 0926
Dr Monika Hennemann

Dr Monika Hennemann

Reader in Music and Co-Director of International Engagement

Email
hennemannm@cardiff.ac.uk