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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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Music making

10 School ensembles directed by professional musicians.

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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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Work placements

Opportunity to undertake a work placement in your second year.

Courses

Entry year

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

Our Italian and Music degree enables you to develop your knowledge of Italian language and culture whilst studying the creative and challenging subject of Music.

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 Music (BA) programme allows you to specialise and develop your own musical interests while acquiring a solid, broad-based education in Music.

Music (BMus)

Full time, 3 years

Our Music (BMus) programme offers the most in-depth study, allowing you to spend all of your time specialising in Music, while also allowing you to specialise and develop your own musical interests.

Music and English Literature (BA)

Full time, 3 years

Explore the glorious diversity of English literature across the chronological span, making connections across all forms of culture, alongside gaining a thorough, broad-based education in music.

Music and Philosophy (BA)

Full time, 3 years

Discover the major philosophical puzzles from history and cultivate your own complex reasoning to address the great questions of today, alongside gaining a thorough, broad-based education in music.

Music with a Year of Study Abroad (BA)

Full time with year abroad, 4 years

Our Music (BA) programme allows you to specialise and develop your own musical interests while acquiring a solid, broad-based education in Music. You will spend your third year studying abroad, learning different perspectives and approaches to music

Music with a Year of Study Abroad (BMus)

Full time with year abroad, 4 years

Music (BMus) programme offers the most in-depth study, allowing you to spend all of your time specialising in Music, while also allowing you to specialise and develop your own musical interests. You will spend your third year studying abroad,

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.

The School of Music is absolutely incredible in the way they have supported students and helped them to grow during their studies. The opportunities presented to us are always full of passion and knowledge. Every staff member in the School has the student’s best interests at heart and is always dedicated to making their experiences the best they can.
Rebecca Hardy BMus Music with a Year Abroad

Learn more about us

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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, and the newly created Popular Music Collective.

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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.

Explore Cardiff University

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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.

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Guaranteed accommodation

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

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Student support

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Student life

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

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

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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.