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 to PhD, with a first-class education in music, across musicology, performance and composition. As one of the largest music departments in the country, we offer extensive performance opportunities for our students. Our vibrant community of scholars and practitioners research, compose and perform a broad musical repertoire - covering classical to contemporary, jazz to folk, and everything in between. We have strong links across the region with key venues and institutions including the SAGE Gateshead, home of the Royal Northern Sinfonia and Folkworks, the Samling Academy and Opera North.
Learn about our research
Our research is internationally recognised and is at the heart of what we do, informing our teaching and engagement and shaping our creative and scholarly community.
Meet our staff
Our academic staff work across a range of fields in musicology, composition and performance. Our friendly support staff are also a key part of the team.
Studying music at Newcastle University has been the most surreal experience for me. I felt instantly welcomed into a family of musicians who simply love what they do, and for the first time in my academic life, I felt the freedom to express myself.
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At Newcastle, you'll discover new passions and make friends that will last a lifetime. Students are at the heart of everything we do. We are continually investing in our campus, facilities and opportunities, to make sure you have the best experience possible.
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Our campus is a visually-stunning blend of red-brick buildings and modern architecture, in the heart of one of the UK's favourite student cities.
We consistently deliver outstanding teaching for our students. We're proud to have achieved Gold Award in the UK Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
Excellent student experience
Our students have rated us 7th in the UK for overall student experience, and 4th in the UK for social life (The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018).