Durham University’s Music Department is one of the leading centres in the UK for the study of music.

We are rated as the top UK music department in the Complete University Guide 2018, have appeared at number one for two years running in The Sunday Times University League Table (in 2017 and 2018), and in the top three in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

The Department has internationally recognised research expertise in a wide variety of topics including musicology, theory and analysis, ethnomusicology, music psychology, performance, composition, and music technology.

We strive to provide innovative, research-led teaching that will assist our students to achieve their full potential as thinking, creative musicians and scholars. Our undergraduate programme mixes foundational courses with a strong emphasis on developing independent research skills and increasing choice and flexibility as you progress. Our postgraduate programme offers opportunities for higher-level study with world-leading researchers.

Our curriculum provides you with a diverse but well-balanced university education that will stimulate your curiosity, while developing the skills necessary to give you a head start in further study or future employment.

For more information please visit the Music Department website: www.dur.ac.uk/music