Research course


Cardiff University · School of Music

Entry requirements

Suitable for graduates in music, especially in the fields of historical musicology, music aesthetics, theory and analysis. Candidates are normally expected to have a 1st or upper 2nd class Honours degree, or equivalent, and to have completed, or be about to complete, a taught Master's degree involving music. Applicants must also show evidence of appropriate skills in written and spoken English, plus any relevant foreign language skills (if relevant).

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in higher education and writing about music.

  • Research students are given an allowance to help support attending conferences, obtaining research materials, recording performances of their music, or conducting relevant research away from Cardiff.
  • Refurbished facilities for music postgraduates including a suite of dedicated computer and study rooms, hi-fi facilities and electronic piano, a kitchen and a common room.
  • Depending on individual suitability (e.g. language proficiency) and research interests, postgraduates may elect to take a period of study abroad at one of many affiliated European University Music Schools.

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Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent required

Qualification and course duration


part time
possible months
full time
36 months


part time
possible months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Natasha Smith
+44 (0)29 2087 4816