Known for our combination of pure, practice-led and applied approaches, and for using our knowledge for the betterment of society we offer PhD, MPhil, DProf and MRes study. We can provide you with guidance on how to write your research proposal and our entry requirements for a Research Degree.

Explore the Media, Arts and Design research areas.

Our graduates don't succeed in the music industry. They shape it.

Launch your music career

We offer five innovative course programmes. Designed not only to educate and enhance your natural talent, but also to prepare you for your potential career in the music industry.

Industry links

As one of the first departments of its kind in the UK we have a strong reputation and partnerships with leading popular music centres around the world.


Our students have become recording artists with major and independent record labels, and performers with high-profile artists. Others have started their own businesses - we really are that good.


"I spent a couple of years working at MTV, before becoming Digital Marketing Manager at Warner Bros Records." - Claire Perry, Commercial Music BA Hons, 2005