Welcome to the Department of Music. We are the largest and leading centre in Europe for the study of music from Asia, Africa, the Middle East and their diasporas, located in the heart of a city famous for its thriving and diverse musical cultures.
We are committed to widening horizons, fostering cross-cultural perspectives, and engaging critically with social issues. Our academic staff are leading authorities on the traditional and popular musics of Africa, Asia, the Middle East and their diasporas, and we offer a wide range of exciting courses with performance, research and practical skills being integral to all our programmes.
Our students join us from all over the world, and our graduates enjoy successful careers in a range of sectors, from professional performance, academia, radio and print journalism, to composition for film, theatre and digital gaming, music education, and working on arts-based interventions with local and international NGOs.