Taught course

Music

Institution
Cardiff University · School of Music
Qualifications
MAPGDip

Entry requirements

A first or upper second class Honours degree, or equivalent in a relevant subject area, such as Music, is required. Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to have reached a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with no subscore less than 5.5). All applicant s are also asked to provide an essay which is the best example of undergraduate work.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This MA is an opportunity to challenge yourself academically and musically, while developing a specialism in a research-led university environment. We place an emphasis on flexibility and student choice and have designed a programme that allows you to personalise your course of study.

You will have the option to specialise in one of five main areas: Composition, Ethnomusicology, Musicology, Performance, and Popular Music Studies.

You will be taught by staff who are internationally-recognised experts in these subject areas. Our reputation for international research was recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the UK government’s assessment of research across all higher education institutions, where we are ranked 8th in the UK amongst music departments for research excellence and 2nd for the quality of our research environment.

You will have the opportunity to specialise in one of five main areas: Composition, Ethnomusicology, Musicology, Performance, and Popular Music Studies.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Vicky Parkin
Email
ParkinVA@cardiff.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)29 208 74816