In addition to our new Music courses, we offer an excellent range of Music and Music Technology and Production courses at Huddersfield, within a vibrant and stimulating environment for music making. We cover everything from classical to pop to experimental and beyond. You’ll study in superb, purpose-built facilities on state-of-the-art equipment, supported by staff with a blend of research excellence and industry experience. Whether you are interested in creative, historical, analytical, or technical approaches - in performance, composition, musicology, production or understanding how music technology works ‘under the bonnet’ - we have a course for you.
All of our courses include an optional year’s work placement, giving you real-world experience that will enhance your employability and which enables our students to graduate with skills that lead to excellent career opportunities.
Dr Philip Thomas, Reader, and Head of Performance, talks about his work at the University with undergraduate, postgraduate and research students. He also tells us about his life as a performer of contemporary works by composers such as Christian Wolf and John Cage.
Watch an interview with Philip to find out more about what
he does here at the University and what things you can get
involved in while studying Music at the University of Huddersfield
The University of Huddersfield is ranked among the best universities in the UK as a place to study music and for its world-leading research.
In last year's National Student Survey, our students placed us 8th, with 95% satisfaction for teaching, 83% for assessment and feedback, 89% for academic support, and 93% for overall satisfaction. Those were the best results for music in Yorkshire.
In the recent national assessment of university research (REF2014), 85% of our music research was judged internationally excellent, with 44% of the overall submission ranked as 'world-leading'. In terms of its research environment for music, Huddersfield was tied at 7th, alongside Edinburgh, Southampton, Royal Holloway and Cambridge. For its wider impact, Huddersfield's music research was judged 5th among the 84 submissions in music, drama, dance and the performing arts, receiving the second highest possible score.
If you want to join our thriving community then have a look at our courses in more detail to find out which one is best for you.