Durham is a world-leading centre for research in music, rated in the top three UK departments in the REF 2014 assessment. We are internationally recognized for our expertise in a range of distinctive yet complementary research areas, working within and between the fields of musicology, ethnomusicology, theory and analysis, music and science, composition and performance. These research interests are reflected in a number of high-profile collaborative projects as well as the work of individual staff members and research students. We welcome enquiries from anyone who wants to come and research in the department, whether as a research student, postdoctoral or visiting researcher: see our Research Opportunities page.
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