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About the Department

Durham is one of the leading university music departments in the UK, which not only offers innovative undergraduate and postgraduate courses, but also carries out world-leading research in musicology, analysis, music technology, music psychology, ethnomusicology, composition and performance. Take a look at the department through the eyes of staff and students in the video clips below, and explore the website to find out more about the exciting and dynamic life of the Durham University Music Department!

“One of the reasons I came to study in Durham is the beautiful setting and the inspiring atmosphere. The university itself provides a welcoming and friendly environment whilst granting top quality teaching to all students”

Fabia Strathdee - UG Level 3


Music composition at Durham University

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Postgraduate Music at Durham University

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Postgraduate student Maddie talks about her experience studying Music at Durham University and how she has benefited from her time here.

Beyond the Fence

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Beyond the Fence is a new musical and a world first. The project started as an experiment, with researchers delving into what makes a good musical, from production and story to music and lyrics. Scientists then used their findings to fine-tune computational systems for music, story and lyrics which would in turn help create a brand new musical. The question is: can these computer algorithms create something collaboratively with humans that can entertain, touch or inspire them? We’ll only know once the show, designed to deliver the optimum elements for a success, opens as part of this magnificent new production. Beyond the Fence was commissioned by Sky Arts as part of ‘Computer Says Show ’, a forthcoming television series by Wingspan Productions who devised this unique experiment. For more information please contact Andrew Greer, Target Live /

Musicology at Durham University

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Professor Jeremy Dibble and one of our undergraduate students on Stanford Violin Concerto No.2

Music Performance at Durham University

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Hugo Hymas (BA Music) discusses his experience of studying at Durham University.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Durham University

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Study and research options in Durham University's Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

New Version of Jerusalem Goes Solo

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New solo Jerusalem song stars Durham University Student Choir and Prof. Jeremy Dibble

Department of Music at Durham University

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Students share their experiences of the Department of Music at Durham University