School of Arts and Cultures

Why Newcastle?

Study Music at Newcastle

There are many reasons for choosing to study Music with us.

Develop your musicality

Join a rich and vibrant community of musicians. Perform in an array of staff and student-led ensembles.

Enjoy our professional concert series and weekly public student performances in the King’s Hall.

Experience a wealth of opportunities to develop your musicality with leading professional performers and composers.

Visitors have included pianist Martin Roscoe, the Fidelio Trio and the Royal Northern Sinfonia.

Encounter a broad range of topics and approaches to music. Join our intellectually-challenging, enthusiastic and open-minded environment.

A group of students during a music practice session.
Our students take part in music practice.

Teaching and learning

In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, 95% of all our research was deemed either:

  • internationally recognised
  • internationally excellent
  • world leading

80% of all our research was marked in the highest two categories. In the 2014 REF exercise, we maintained this share.

The excellence of our teaching has been recognised by the Higher Education Funding Council of England. We were the lead institution in a collaborative Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning (2005-2010).

Facilities and resources

Our facilities include:

  • 24/7 rehearsal and recording studios
  • the King’s Hall and Recital Room performance venues
  • specialist music software computer cluster

Spend a year studying abroad at one of our partner institutions. Support your studies with our outstanding resources.

Course modules

Develop skills for your future career. We've modules in Music Enterprise and Teaching Music in Schools.