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.
100% of our submitted research, including compositions and recordings, rated at international standard, with 95% classed as ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world-leading’ (REF 2014).
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.
You may specialise in composition, musicology or performance, presenting work in one of three different formats: a thesis, a portfolio of compositions with commentary, or a performance recital with supporting thesis.
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.