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Discover our music degrees and study alongside a dynamic and pro-active community of music makers.

About Music at Newcastle

Our highly flexible undergraduate degree programmes enable you to determine a balance of practical and academic work best suited to your interests. You'll have the freedom to tailor your degree when you study music at Newcastle. You can either specialise in one kind of music or opt for a more general music education. While you will have broad-based music education, as you progress through your degree you can choose to specialise in musicology, performance, or composition.

We perform, compose, research, and teach a wide variety of music. Whatever degree programme you choose, you'll have opportunities to study topics and approaches across a range of music.

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What we offer

Freedom to choose: Our teaching covers an array of musical genres, including classical, world and folk. Our modules span music technology, performance, theory, and practical skills.

Performance opportunities: We support a vibrant programme of live music, with weekly performances both on campus and at local venues.

Outstanding facilities: You'll have access to specialist music facilities, including state-of-the-art studios, rehearsal spaces, practice rooms and recording studios.

Expert teaching: Our experienced teaching staff are professional musicians and active researchers.

A musical city: Newcastle upon Tyne's thriving music scene includes everything from high-profile venues to more intimate local spots. It's also home to the UK's first co-operatively owned music venue, The Globe.

Your career path

Our graduates often become professional musicians, performers, composers, teachers, academics, music therapists, studio managers or sound engineers. Other opportunities include:

  • arts administration
  • music production
  • music journalism
  • music librarianship
  • music publishing

The wide range of transferable skills music graduates develop means that you can easily move into other professions and graduate training routes. These include teaching, management, marketing, accountancy, law, events management, journalism, healthcare and IT.

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Find your place in the world

Newcastle University offers an outstanding student experience and a world-class education for life. Our commitment to academic excellence is demonstrated through our position in global rankings. We have a world-class reputation for research excellence.