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Department of Music

Studying Music at university gives you the opportunity to deepen your understanding of musical experiences, and to look at how music has shaped the world and responded to outside influences. We are internationally recognised for creative, practical and scholarly approaches to music and our graduates are critical, independent thinkers.

For offer-holders


We support a wide range of research and offer many opportunities for doctoral and postdoctoral study across the discipline.



(CANCELLED) Opera and/as Activism (and call for proposals)

We regret that this event will no longer be going ahead.

York Concerts

In response to Government advice and in line with University guidance, all concerts in April, May and June have been cancelled. A refund will be offered on all tickets bought for upcoming concerts; ticket holders will be contacted individually.

Undergraduate study


Richard Powell wins a Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Award

Friday 29 May 2020

We are delighted to announce that one of our Associate Lecturers, Dr Richard Powell, has been awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Award from the University of York.

Martin Suckling wins Scottish Award for New Music

Monday 18 May 2020

Congratulations to Martin on his winning song cycle 'The Turning'.

New release on tmrw> label for Federico Reuben

Monday 18 May 2020

Federico Reuben has created a innovative work released on floppy disk.

Postgraduate study

COVID-19 updates

Information and advice specific to the Department of Music concerning the ongoing COVID-19 situation is now available.

Please also keep regularly checking the University's updates page.

Rankings and awards

The University of York is a TEF gold institution.

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