Research course


Cardiff University · School of Music

Entry requirements

Suitable for graduates in Music who wish to combine practical and academic musical study to doctoral level. 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, research, music performance, plus foreign language skills (if relevant).

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Programme Aims:

To offer knowledge and expertise for to pursue further research, teaching, and professional performance.

Special Features:

  • Internationally recognised expertise and experience in historical performance/performance practice
  • Excellent performance opportunities and facilities
  • Regular lectures, master classes and workshops given by distinguished scholars and performers
  • A collection of period instruments for use by students.
  • Students attend a postgraduate discussion group which tackles a broad range of issues
  • The School organises workshops and masterclasses to enhance the student experience in composition and performance

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Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent required.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
possible months


full time
12 months
part time
possible months

Course contact details

Natasha Smith
+44 (0)29 2087 4816
+44 (0)29 208 74379