About the Department of Music

The Department of Music provides an inspiring environment for the study of music with a wide range of courses and study options on offer.

Our friendly atmosphere reflects a close-knit community of staff and students working together. Students benefit from individual tutorials as well as small-group teaching, seminars and lectures, delivered by expert staff, all of whom are practising musicians or composers.

Our National Student Survey results for 2016 show how highly our students rate our enthusiasm for teaching (98%) and our commitment to academic support (93%).

We have an active research profile with a number of specialist fields, including western liturgical chant, musical politics and cultures of 19th and 20th-century Europe and Russia, contemporary opera, electroacoustics and music from the Middle East.

We are located in the beautiful Victoria Rooms, and members of the University and public are warmly welcomed through an extensive programme of concerts and performances.

Facilities include an auditorium, recital rooms and recording studios. With a number of ensembles-in-residence, and a vast array of staff- or student-run ensembles, bands, choirs and societies, the Department of Music offers a superb context in which to pursue a higher education in music.

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