Welcome to Durham University Department of Music, one of leading centres in the UK for the study of Music. We were ranked as the top Department in 2016 (#1 The Sunday Times University League Table, #2 Complete University Guide, #3 Research Excellence Framework). 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.
Durham enjoys a rich musical life: the University boasts numerous choirs, orchestras, opera, jazz and early-music ensembles, and the Department runs its own annual concert series, which attracts soloists from around the World.
The Music Department is located within the historic UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising the magnificent 11th century Cathedral and Castle. We have a distinguished tradition of scholarship stretching back to the nineteenth century, but we pride ourselves on remaining a dynamic centre of creative and intellectual innovation.
- Award for 2nd-year student
- Research Forum 16-17
- Prof Dibble's rediscovered Stanford work
- Music & Science Lab website
- Lectureship in Composition position
- Durham Music Department Ranked 1st in The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017
- New study by Prof Tuomas Eerola shows link between empathy and being moved by music
- Works by Dr Eric Egan performed at Darmstadt and Oslo
- Geography, Music, Space - one-day conference
- Prof Martyn Evans invited to give prestigious lecture at University of Western Australia
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