Cardiff University

Cardiff University (School of Music and Cardiff Business School)

Cardiff University is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive British universities, the only Welsh university to hold that status. Membership of the Music Academic Partnership is shared at Cardiff between the School of Music and Cardiff Business School. 

Cardiff School of Music

Cardiff School of Music has around 250 undergraduates, 40 postgraduate students, 15 full-time-equivalent members of academic staff and many visiting staff members.  Of the class of 2016 graduates 95% moved into employment or further study within six months, and 72% into graduate-level employment or postgraduate study (Destination of Leavers of Higher Education report, 2015/16).  In the Research Excellence Framework 2014 the School of Music was ranked 8th in the UK for its research quality and 2nd for the public impact of its research.

Cardiff offers academically challenging and musically stimulating programmes in performance, composition (including studio production) and musicology, including film music studies, popular music studies and ethnomusicology.  In 2016/17 Cardiff students have worked with visiting artists as diverse as the guitarist John Williams, opera singers Sir Thomas Allen and Dame Felicity Lott, jazz musicians Iain Ballamy and Maria Pia de Vito, and the Afrobeat legend Dele Sosimi. 

The School of Music has well-established connections with the UK music industry and runs a scheme of short placements for undergraduate students linked to its Business of Music modules, currently taken by almost half the year cohort.  Students have undertaken placements in both the supported arts (organizations such as City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Southbank Sinfonia, Welsh National Opera and the BBC) and the commercial sector (Classic FM, Music Sales Ltd, PRS for Music and Tinopolis Media).

Cardiff Business School

We are a world-leading, research intensive business and management school with a proven track record of excellence.

We are also proud to be the world’s first public value business school. Guided by our progressive public value strategy and principles, we are committed to delivering economic and social improvement through interdisciplinary teaching and research that tackles the grand challenges facing the world today.

As a global community of staff and students, representing multiple countries and nationalities, we offer a vibrant and collegiate environment. This enables and supports the delivery of transformative thinking and impactful research.

Currently ranked sixth for research quality, 86% of our output is classed as world-leading, while our research environment came joint first. We are also one of only two business schools in the UK to rank in the top 10 in each government research exercise since 1992.

We offer a broad and diverse range of courses at undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD and executive level. Our academics translate their research and experience to the classroom setting, providing students with current and front-line insight and knowledge.

In addition to academic excellence, we are committed to supporting our graduates’ employability and provide significant opportunities to gain real world practical experience through placements, internships and live business projects.

We are a dynamic and engaged business school, looking to the future, to new innovations, new ideas and new partnerships. These relationships and initiatives are integral in helping us achieve our bold public value mission.

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