Undergraduate Programmes in Music

We have four undergraduate degrees each of which has a particular emphasis through  the core compulsory modules of each programme:

  • BA (Hons) in Music – a broad-based music degree that offers a solid grounding in classical music practices alongside opportunities to study world musics and contemporary and popular music.

  • On our BMus with a Year Abroad students take a year of study abroad in either a university or conservatoire. We have partner institutions based in Europe, Australia, South America, North America and Scandinavia.

At the heart of all of our undergraduate degree programmes is a balance of practical and academic work. There is ever more freedom to determine the nature of that mix as you proceed through your course and you will be able to tailor the degree to your individual needs and interests. You will develop an awareness both of traditional areas of study and of current developments in musical thinking and intellectual inquiry.

Reasons to Study Music at Newcastle University

You will be joining a dynamic and pro-active community of music students, who run the annual ICMuS Summer Music Festival and a wide range of student-led musical ensembles to complement the myriad staff-led musical activities and professional concerts that take place throughout the academic year.

We are very proud of our graduates, who go on to have successful careers in music, the arts and beyond. You can find out more about career prospects, and what some of our graduates are doing now on the careers section of our website.

If you're interested in some of the music created by our students, you can download some new music from the BA in Contemporary and Popular Music here.


If you're interested in some of the music created by our students, you can download some new music from the BA in Contemporary and Popular Music here.