The MA in 20th- and 21st-Century Music allows you to develop and refine knowledge of music of all styles and genres composed since 1900. The programme will equip you with the skills and methodologies to undertake specialist musicological research, and will hone high-level transferable skills in critical thinking, conceptual thinking, problem-solving, analysis, communication, self-direction and originality.
Specialism is offered in a range of areas within the field of music since 1900, including European music before World War II, minimalism and post-minimalism, electronic music, Welsh pop music, Celtic traditional revivals, and contemporary composition.
You will work closely with professional composers and established researchers, most of whom have international profiles. The School enjoys close links with industrial and third-sector partners such as Music Theatre Wales, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Blipfonica, and it is often possible for students to undertake a work placement during the course of the programme.