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Music

We offer thorough musical training and stimulating artistic and academic study in a friendly, collegiate and creative environment.

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Why study with us

Our music degrees offer excellent professional preparation and are highly flexible, allowing you to explore your own musical interests. We are dedicated to outstanding teaching, informed by our high-quality musical research.

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After graduation

98% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study, due to start a new job or course, or doing other activities such as travelling, 15 months after the end of their course (HESA data).

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Student satisfaction

92% of our students are satisfied overall (NSS 2020).

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Work placements

Opportunity to undertake a work placement in your second year.

Courses

French and Music (BA)

Full time, 4 years

This Joint Honours degree programme enables students to benefit from developing their foreign language skills whilst studying the creative and challenging subject of Music.

German and Music (BA)

Full time, 4 years

This joint honours degree programme enables students to combine the study of the popular European language of German with Music.

Italian and Music (BA)

Full time, 4 years

Italian and Music BA (Joint Honours) offers a unique look at the complimentary areas of music and linguistics

Mathematics and Music (BA)

Full time, 3 years

This Joint Honours degree explores the historic connection between Mathematics and Music. You will enjoy a broad range of Mathematics modules as well as theoretical and cultural aspects of Music.

Mathematics and Music with Year of Study Abroad (BA)

Full time with year abroad, 4 years

This Joint Honours degree programme enables students to combine the study of Music and Mathematics with an adventure-packed year studying at one of our partner universities' abroad.

Music (BA)

Full time, 3 years

Our undergraduate programmes allow you to specialise and develop your own musical interests

Music (BMus)

Full time, 3 years

Our undergraduate programmes allow you to specialise and develop your own musical interests

Music and English Literature (BA)

Full time, 3 years

This joint honours degree programme enables you to combine the study of Music and English Literature

Music and Philosophy (BA)

Full time, 3 years

This joint honours degree programme enables you to combine the study of Music and Philosophy.

Music with a Year of Study Abroad (BA)

Full time with year abroad, 4 years

Our undergraduate programmes allow you to specialise and develop your own musical interests.

Music with a Year of Study Abroad (BMus)

Full time with year abroad, 4 years

Our undergraduate programmes allow you to specialise and develop your own musical interests.

Welsh and Music (BA)

Full time, 3 years

The Joint Honours degree in Music and Welsh provides the opportunity to specialise in two university honours subjects.

Our talks and videos

Studying music at Cardiff University

Our virtual open day presentation gives a flavour of our undergraduate music courses, how we teach, and the additional opportunities available as part of your degree.

The School of Music

Our staff and students explain why the School of Music is such a great place to study.

Auditions at Cardiff University School of Music

All single honours students who apply to study at Cardiff University School of Music will be invited to attend an audition. Tutor Dr Carlo Cenciarelli and some of our students talk about what to expect, and how to prepare for your audition.

During my degree I undertook a work experience placement at Canterbury Cathedral, working with the team that prepares and plans music for the services. This priceless opportunity gave me a chance to work in the cathedral’s archives, assisting a PhD student with researching over 1,400 years of music-making at the cathedral, and to accompany the world-famous choir for a service.
Matt Nicholls BA Music

Learn more about us

Music ensembles

We offer a rich and diverse range of musical activities at the School of Music. Our ensembles, directed by professional musicians, include orchestras, choirs, a contemporary music group, and an African drumming ensemble.

Spend a year studying abroad

We offer a range of opportunities to embrace new experiences during your studies, including spending a year studying abroad. This option is available on all of our single honours programmes, and some joint honours programmes.

Rigorous musical training within a lively and imaginative liberal arts environment

Our purpose-built building has all the facilities you need to succeed in your studies including more than 25 practice rooms, ensemble rooms and electro-acoustic studios.

While professional public concerts and student-led events are also often held in our 250-seat concert hall.

Explore Cardiff University

Your campus experience for 2021/22

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, we've worked hard to ensure students have a safe and enjoyable time with us. Find out what we've been doing and what you might expect when you join us.

Guaranteed accommodation

If you arrive in September, you're guaranteed a single occupancy room, and you'll be allocated with other first-year students.

Student support

Get free, impartial and confidential advice on disability and dyslexia, money, careers, counselling and more.

Student life

Learn more about our sport and recreation, free language programmes, living costs, learning support and the Students' Union.

Next steps

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Learn more about our courses, School and the wider University.

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Contact us

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How to apply

Everything you need to know about our application process.


HESA data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2020. The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data. Data is from the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017/18, published by HESA in June 2020.