School of Arts and Cultures



The study of music is intellectually challenging and physically demanding. A well-educated student of music is both an agile thinker and an accomplished practical musician.

Welcome to Music

The International Centre for Music Studies (ICMuS) is based at the heart of Newcastle University's campus, with purpose built high specification studios and rehearsal spaces.

We provide students, from undergraduate level through postgraduate study up to PhD, with a first-class education in music, across musicology, performance and composition.

ICMuS offers a very broad curriculum, with opportunities to study a wide range of musics, from a number of approaches and across a range of repertories.

As one of the largest music departments in the country, we offer extensive performing opportunities for students.

We have strong links across the region with key venues and we have a close working relationship with the SAGE Gateshead the prestigious international music hub for the Northeast.

We are also internationally recognised for our research culture.