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Entry requirements

For entry requirements for this course, please visit: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research/programmes/programme/music

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

This programme offers an opportunity to study alongside leading composers with internationally regarded expertise and experience in contemporary music composition.

It aims to offer knowledge and expertise for a career in professional music composition.

Composition students also get to hear their music rehearsed and recorded in workshops with professional performers and ensembles. This offers an unmatched experience of working with practitioners to realise your compositional ideas in a constructive and friendly atmosphere.

Composition seminars take place regularly (either weekly or fortnightly) through the academic year. Aspects of compositional technique, new repertoire and interviews with visiting composers will be offered as opportunities arise.

There will also be opportunities to conduct your music with the University’s Contemporary Music Group and visiting professional ensembles.

Distinctive features

  • Research students are given an allowance to help support attending conferences, obtaining research materials, recording performances, or conducting relevant research.
  • Refurbished facilities including a suite of dedicated computer and study rooms, hi-fi facilities and electronic piano.
  • Opportunities to take a period of study abroad at one of many affiliated European University Music Schools.

Information for international students

With over 8,500 international students from more than 130 countries, you will be joining a diverse and inspiring academic community.

For further information about our English language requirements, please visit https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international/english-language-requirements

Fees and funding

For information about fees and funding, please visit: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research/programmes/area/composition

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgradenquiries@cardiff.ac.uk