Research course

Musical Acoustics

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy

Entry requirements

Suitable for graduates with a first or upper-second class honours degree in Physics, Astrophysics, Mathematics, Electronics or a related subject, depending on the research area.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in the academic world, industry or to pursue a variety of other opportunities in which a strong background in physics is useful and important.

  • The Musical Acoustics Group has a wide range of facilities at its disposal in its laboratory, including laser holographic interferometry for visualising the modal properties of musical instruments and a small anechoic chamber, in which we investigate the sound fields generated by the vibrating structure
  • Research students take specialist academic courses and courses to develop their communication and personal skills
  • There is a full programme of seminars and the individual research groups hold regular meetings where members present new results and discuss their research in detail
  • There is an annual postgraduate conference and a research student poster competition
  • There are active collaborations with research groups overseas and regular attendance at major international conferences by staff and students

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Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to meet the minimum University requirements (e.g. 6.5 IELTS).

Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months


full time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Miss Nicola Hunt
+44 (0) 29 2087 6457