Challenge yourself academically and musically while studying in our dynamic School of Music. Our degree offers excellent professional preparation, providing you with the tools you need to succeed after graduation.
Celebrated for excellence
Ranked top 15 in the UK for Music in the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.
Work with professional musicians
Workshops, masterclasses and seminars are given by visiting composers, musicologists and performers.
Tailor your studies to your career aspirations, choosing from Performance, Composition or Music Studies.
The School of Music
Our staff and students explain why the School of Music is such a great place to study.
Cardiff is home to the Welsh National Opera, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and a major BBC production centre. The city has many live music venues, from the world-class Wales Millennium Centre to small, independent spots.
Our master’s degree in Music offers both practical and lecture-based learning which will challenge you both musically and academically. You can tailor your studies to your career goals and ambitions, choosing to study a pathway in Composition, Performance or Music Studies.
Our PhD programmes will help you improve your skills as a composer, performer or musicologist. You’ll have the freedom to investigate your chosen specialism in depth, attending conferences, workshops and masterclasses while also working with researchers, composers and performers.
Rigorous musical training within a lively and imaginative liberal arts environment
In our purpose-built building we have all the facilities you need to succeed in your studies. We have lecture theatres with modern lecture-capture technology, seminar rooms, more than 25 practice rooms, ensemble rooms, electro-acoustic studios and a 250-seat concert hall.