Music and sound recording

Music and sound have the power to delight and inspire. By studying them, you’ll develop the technical skills, cultural knowledge and creative flair to express yourself in a range of careers.

Our Department has an outstanding reputation for technological advancement ranking 2nd in the UK for music in the Guardian University Guide 2024 and 5th in the Complete University Guide 2025. We are also ranked top 5 in the UK for overall student satisfaction* in music by the National Student Survey 2023. We are home to excellent performance, recording and learning facilities.

We also offer excellent graduate prospects, with 100 per cent of our undergraduate and 100 per cent postgraduate taught and research graduates in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2023, HESA).

You’ll be surrounded by inspiring and creative individuals and join an influential source of internationally respected alumni and academics.

*Measured by % positivity across all questions for all providers listed in the Guardian University Guide League Tables.

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