Find out more about our research areas by clicking on the boxes below. Each one contains details of the specialisms and staff research interests for that particular area.
Music and Science
Find out more about our Music and Science staff research interests, projects and departmental facilities
Durham is one of the major centres for research in ethnomusicology in the UK. Find out more about research in this area here
Durham has been a leading centre for Composition and new music research in the UK for the past half-century. Follow this link to discover more
Our performance research is diverse and exciting. Our staff have active lives as performers both as soloists and playing with ensembles.
Music Theory and Analysis
The Department has a strong profile in theory and analysis, and boasts research expertise in a diversity of fields. Discover our specialisms here
The Music Department is host to a productive variety of musicological sub-disciplines and approaches. Find out more