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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 reserved exclusively for use by Music students. 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.

Music students

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.

Megan, Contemporary and Popular Music student