Musicology is an umbrella term that embraces a wide range of disciplines. At any one time, a musicologist may be a historian, an analyst, a sociologist, an aesthetician, a critic, a palaeographer, an editor, a linguist or a theorist.

Learning music ‘history’ at Bristol means learning about the society that produced the music we love to hear and play as well as learning about the way that music works. There is a lively research environment at Bristol, with annual conferences and study days on topics that include Russian, Soviet and East European Music, Music and Film, Medieval chant and song and Popular Music.

Our regular research seminar series is open to all our undergraduates.

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