Based in one of the most vibrant musical cities anywhere in the world, students travel from across the globe to make their mark in our innovative, highly-regarded and welcoming Music department.
The Music department at Manchester has a reputation for innovations in composition, for its breadth of research in ethnomusicology and musicology, and for our focus on cultivating the very best in performance.
Our culture of performance unites a diverse department full of musical life, from Renaissance singing to Baroque chamber music; string quartets and orchestras to chamber choirs, opera and musical theatre; Klezmer and Gamelan groups to the jazz Big Band; and from the New Music Northwest festival to the 64-speaker MANTIS diffusion system hosted by the NOVARS Research Centre.
Whether studying for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, each and every student is an integral member of the research and music-making community at Manchester. Our varied course-units, flexible course structures and lively learning environment challenge and inspire while allowing individuals to pursue their own passions and interests.
Explore our Music undergraduate courses, master's degree and PhD programmes.
Find out why we're ranked as one of the top three Music departments in the UK.
Check out the cutting-edge facilities available to Music students at The University of Manchester.
Meet the largest, most active and ambitious student-led music society in the country.
Hear from some of our students what it's actually like to study Music at The University of Manchester.
Careers and employability
Find out how studying Music at The University of Manchester provides excellent training for a host of careers.
Our graduates go on to work in the music profession, creative industries and beyond. See what a Music degree could do for you.