• FindA University Ltd Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Cambridge Featured Masters Courses
  • Swansea University Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Edinburgh Featured Masters Courses
  • Ulster University Featured Masters Courses
  • Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Leeds Featured Masters Courses
  • Jacobs University Featured Masters Courses
University of London International Programmes Featured Masters Courses
Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Featured Masters Courses
University of Edinburgh Featured Masters Courses
University of Manchester Featured Masters Courses
FindA University Ltd Featured Masters Courses


Course Description

This programme aims to allow you to challenge yourself and become more well-rounded as a scholar and/or a musician, whilst developing a specialism. A significant proportion of module choices will be determined by student abilities and interests so that you can tailor your programme of study to best meet your career goals and ambitions.

Who is this Programme for?

This programme is ideal for performers, composers and music scholars with an interest in developing their area of expertise, learning valuable skills, and exploring a relevant course of study.

Course Description

You will have the opportunity to follow one of three pathways: Performance, Composition and Music Studies.


For performers who are committed to improving their skills as instrumentalists and/or singers, both as soloists and in ensembles


Equips composers with the techniques and practical experience to pursue their own creative goals to a professional level with confidence and imagination

Music Studies

Develops a solid basis in research techniques and methods, whilst exploring different music styles and traditions in their historical, analytical, and theoretical perspectives. Available modules in the Music Studies pathway cover Ethnomusicology, Historical Musicology, Music Analysis, Popular Music, and Critical Theory.

Visit the Music page on the Cardiff University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Cardiff University Masters Excellence Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

“This scholarship package will give high-calibre students the opportunity to study at a world-leading, research-intensive university and help ease the associated financial burdens.”Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-ChancellorWe are pleased to announce that the Taught Master's Excellence Scholarship Scheme for 2016/17 entry has been confirmed.We are committed to invest up to a total of £500,000 in this high value competitive scholarship scheme to support UK and EU students who are planning to start an eligible master's programme in September 2016.The scholarships are each worth a minimum of £3,000 and will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount.Scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence.

Value of Scholarship(s)

min. £3000


Eligible programmes include taught full-time and part-time taught programmes leading to a master's. Not included are our distance learning programmes and taught programmes leading to a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, as well as research master's such as the MPhil and MRes.‘Home’ and ‘EU’ students only (as classified for fee paying purposes, tuition fee status is determined after submitting an application to study) who are accepted on to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master's degree, and with a firm focus on academic excellence.For applicants from countries outside the European Union, we also offer a range of highly prestigious international scholarships.

Application Procedure

We have two deadlines after which scholarship decisions will be made:6 April and 27 July 2016.The Masters Excellence Scholarship application form can be accessed once you have submitted an application to study to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master’s degree. Please note the additional details on our website and in the guidance documents provided.

Further Information



International Elite Scholarships - 10 Awards

Are you a performer, composer or music scholar (musicologist)? Cardiff University MA Music is an opportunity to build your skills and challenge yourself both academically and musically.The course is designed to be flexible, allowing you to tailor your programme of study to best meet your personal career goals and ambitions.You will be able to specialise in one of these areas:Performance
Musicology (including Ethnomusicology and Popular Music Studies)

Value of Scholarship(s)



We are seeking confident, innovative students with a record of achievement. Eligible applicants should have, or expect to achieve a 2.1 undergraduate degree result (or international equivalent).

Application Procedure

Consideration is automatic on applying for MA Music, with a start date of September 2016 via Cardiff University's Online Application Service. In the research proposal section of your application, please specify the project title and supervisors of this project and copy the project description in the text box provided. In the funding section, please select "I will be applying for a scholarship / grant" and specify that you are applying for advertised funding from the School's International Elite Scholarship scheme.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

A first or upper second class Honours degree, or equivalent in a relevant related 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).

Email Enquiry

Recipient: Cardiff University
Insert previous message below for editing? 
You haven’t included a message. Providing a specific message means universities will take your enquiry more seriously and helps them provide the information you need.
Why not add a message here
* required field
Send a copy to me for my own records.
Email Sent

Share this page:

Cookie Policy    X