The Department of Music supports a wide range of research and offers extensive opportunities for doctoral and post-doctoral study across the discipline.

Explore our Research in the York Research Database

Research areas

Our research covers a wide variety of topics in analysis, composition, ethnomusicology, composition and performance.

Research centres


The Department's research centres provide focus for individual research strands and encourage collaboration and inter-operation.

Research community

The Department is home to a thriving and friendly community of postgraduate researchers. Find out more about some of our current research students and their interests.