Entry requirements

First degree at British Bachelor's standard: 2.i or equivalent. Performers will have to audition or, alternatively, submit a recent unedited recorded video performance, featuring contrasting repertoire (25-30 minutes). Musicologists and composers may be asked to submit samples of their work.

Months of entry


Course content

The course is available in Standard Track and in Special Track. Standard Track: The course combines specialisation in one area (including Historical Musicology, Editorial Musicology, Composition, Solo Performance) with further training in up to three complimentary areas. see the website for full course information. Special Track: The MA in Music (Special Track) allows students to specialise in any one of the following areas: Historical Musicology, Editorial Musicology, Celtic Traditional Music, Music in Wales, Studying Film Music. All the training will be centred on the student's main area, aided by a broader look at the methodological foundation of the discipline as a whole (through the core module in musicology).

Information for international students

English proficiency (for non-native English or Welsh speakers): IELTS overall result of 6.0 with no individual score lower than 5.5.

Fees and funding

Arts & Humanities Research Board; some University and school bursaries available

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
9 months

Course contact details

Dr Christian Thomas Leitmeir
+44 01248 383258