Research course

Composition

Institution
Cardiff University · School of Music
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Candidates are normally expected to have a first or upper second class Honours degree, or equivalent, and to have completed, or be about to complete, a taught master's degree involving music.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

This programme offers an opportunity to study with 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.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
60 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgradenquiries@cardiff.ac.uk