We're ranked as one of the best universities to study Music in the UK. We have been consistently ranked in top 20 in national league tables of university music departments most recently in The Complete Good University Guide 2018.

Our academics are both experienced researchers and excellent teachers, and our staff are regularly nominated for teaching awards. The excellence of our teaching has been recognised in Newcastle University's Gold rating in the recent Teaching Excellence Framework exercise.

80% of our research was classified as 'internationally excellent' or 'world-leading' in the last REF exercise.