Why choose a Music degree

Our Music department encourages a range of transferable skills for employment within the diverse music industry. We have a reputation for stimulating progressive musical talent and every year the world-famous Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival brings cutting-edge international musical talent to the University and the Electric Spring Festival showcases the latest trends in electronic music, combined with promoting live exposure and exchange with national and global musical industries. 

You’ll be taught by leading researchers and musicians covering everything from classical to pop to experimental and beyond. Whether you’re interested in creative, historical, analytical or technical approaches – in performance, composition or musicology – we have a course for you. So if you want to make your own music, perform as a soloist or ensemble musician, or gain a thorough understanding of musical culture, you can do it all here in Huddersfield. 

Our courses

Learn in state-of-the-art facilities

With 21 different studios, you’ll have plenty of recording and composition studio space to use. We have a huge range of DAWs, plug-ins, synths, mics and processing equipment, all of which are regularly upgraded to keep up-to-date with industry standards. 

Learn from leaders in the field

Our Music Team is made up of expert musicians, with a range of professional industry experience.

Meet Pianist in Residence, Jonathan Fisher. Jonathan is an accomplished collaborative pianist who has worked with internationally recognised singers such as Roderick Williams, Rachel Nichols, Kathryn Rudge and many more! 

Jonathan Fisher

Preparing you for your future career 

All our Music courses include an optional short-term or year-long work placement, helping to give you the essential skills employers are looking for. Hear from Alex Broadgate who studied Music BMus(Hons) and completed a placement with Anara Publishing.

For my work placement, my title was "Publishing and Sync Assistant" at Anara Publishing - an independent music publisher based in Leicester. My work placement gave me a general understanding of the music publishing industry and how it fits into the wider music industry as a whole.

Alex Broadgate

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How to apply

Here is what you need to know about applying to the University of Huddersfield.